Preventative care and family dentistry all fall under the general dentistry category. The basic care you need from your dentist to ensure a healthy mouth is all available from Designed Smiles. Regular visits to our dentist office twice a year will help you maintain healthy teeth and gums. By avoiding your dental cleanings, you put yourself at a higher risk for developing periodontal disease or gum disease. This can lead to infections and tooth loss. Be sure to visit our dentist office in Brea for the following preventative dental treatments.
During your twice a year general dentistry visit, your hygienist will give your teeth a thorough cleaning to remove any built up plaque or tartar off your teeth. This will help lessen your chance of developing periodontal disease in the future. It’s impossible for you to clean off all of the plaque and tartar from your teeth by simply brushing alone, which is why it is important to visit your dentist twice a year. If necessary, your dentist might recommend scaling and planing (deep cleaning) if the buildup forms under the gums.
Sealants are the best way to protect your molars from tooth decay and cavities. Sealants are what they sound like, they seal the tops of molars to prevent food and particles from finding their way into the hard to reach areas normally missed during regular brushing. Molars are the most vulnerable teeth for cavities which is why it’s important to have this simple yet incredibly beneficial dental treatment. It is recommended that children come in for their sealants as soon as their molars arrive. From ages 5-7 is when the first set come in, and then again with the second set between ages 11-14. Having the sealants placed as soon as the molars come in will better protect them from decay and cavities.
If you play contact sports or are prone to grinding or clenching your teeth at night, you might benefit from a mouth guard. Mouth guards are custom made hard pieces of plastic fit to protect your teeth from damage caused from any hard contact, grinding or hard clenching. Mouth guards are thin enough to be comfortable, allowing ease for talking and breathing, while they are strong enough to protect your teeth from damage. Prevent yourself from needing pricey dental procedures by practicing preventative dentistry using a mouth guard.
Whether you just need a dental cleaning or are in need of a mouth guard, all of your general dentistry needs can be met at Designed Smiles. Contact our Brea dentist office by calling us at 714-529-0100 or by visiting our contact us page to fill out our online contact form. Preventative dentistry is the most important aspect of dental care, don’t put off your visit, all patients are a candidate.