Preventative dentistry helps keep your mouth and smile healthy. By preventing oral problems, you can avoid the need for more invasive and extensive treatments in the future. Preventive dental procedures help maintain your oral health and restore smiles that have been damaged. At Dental Care of Fremont in California, we provide comprehensive preventative education and treatments to keep your smile looking at its best.
What Is Preventative Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry includes all forms of dental care provided to help you avoid cavities and gum disease, averting tooth damage, or developing other oral problems. The more care you take to keep your oral structures healthy, the greater your chances of maintaining your natural teeth throughout your life. Preventive dentistry includes:
- Home care (brushing and flossing)
- Regular dental cleanings and exams
- Preventive measures like fluoride applications.
- Checking the condition of oral appliances and dental restorations
- Reviewing your diet and lifestyle habits that may affect your oral health
- Recommending oral health products or hygiene aids for your use
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Regular dental exams and teeth cleanings are the best way to prevent the most common oral conditions and dental emergencies. Dr. Weisman will thoroughly evaluate your teeth, gums, overall bite, existing restorative work, and other symptoms during your examination. Cleanings will help eliminate the harmful plaque and tartar deposits accumulated on the teeth and gums. In addition, we will discuss your current dental health and oral hygiene routine.
Fluoride is an energizing mineral found in the foods we eat, oral hygiene products, and even the public water systems. Regular exposure to fluorides helps strengthen tooth enamel against harmful bacteria and minimize your overall risk of cavities. We may recommend a quick fluoride application during routine cleanings to protect the teeth. This procedure can be beneficial for children and adults alike.
Oral Cancer Screening
Your dental examination includes an oral cancer screening. It helps identify irregularities that may need to be inspected more closely. The said screening is quick but thorough and painless. It involves an examination of the tongue, throat, mouth, jaw, neck, lips, and face. If we find anything unusual, we may recommend further testing or re-examining later to see if there have been any changes.
Night Guards for Bruxism
Severe jaw pain or teeth that feel overly sensitive can likely be caused due to bruxism, a chronic teeth grinding, and clenching condition. Teeth grinding can adversely impact your oral and general health. A customized nightguard will help protect your oral structures while ensuring you wake up without any discomfort.
Dental Care of Fremont provides dental solutions to improve your oral health while transforming smiles. Visit our office at 43195 Mission Blvd. Ste B-4, Fremont, CA 94539 or call Dentist in Fremont CA at (510) 651-8479 and schedule an appointment.