5 Preventive Dental Treatments and Services

5 Preventive Dental Treatments and Services

Posted by Robin Mells on Jun 30 2022, 12:13 PM

Preventive dental treatment and services are essential for maintaining good dental health. It helps to keep the patient away from dental diseases. Listed below are major preventive treatments and services provided to the patients at the dental practice. 

Professional Cleanings

Regular dental cleanings help remove plaque and tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas. This helps prevent tooth decay and cavities. Cleanings are also a great way to boost your oral health by preventing gum disease and bad breath.

Our hygienists use special tools to ensure your mouth is as clean as possible. They’ll also spend time going over your at-home oral hygiene routine to help you improve your habits.

Exams and X-rays

A dental exam is one of the most important preventive treatments. When you come in for an exam, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, mouth, jaw, and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). They will then discuss their findings with you, provide recommendations for any necessary dental work, and answer any questions you have.

Your dentist will also take X-rays of your teeth and jaw during your exam. These X-rays allow them to see below the gums, your teeth' roots, and between your teeth. This helps them spot any common dental issues, like cavities or fractures, before they become serious problems.

Fluoride treatments

Fluoride treatments are one of the preventive dentistry services that we provide at our practice. Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens the teeth. The treatments help to provide the appropriate amount of fluoride to your teeth, which will strengthen the teeth and further prevent tooth decay.

The fluoride treatment is beneficial for children, teens, and adults. Patients who are undergoing orthodontic care can benefit from fluoride treatments because the fluoride will strengthen the teeth and prevent them from shifting.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that’s applied to the chewing surface of molars. This effectively “seals” the grooves, keeping food particles from getting stuck. This can help reduce the risk of cavities in your child’s back teeth. Dental sealants are most often applied to children. However, adults can benefit from sealants as well.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are essential preventive treatment. They protect teeth against damage during sports and other physical activities and also from nighttime clenching. When teeth grind against each other, they wear down, chip, and crack. This can happen over time or during sleep. A custom mouth guard from your dentist offers the highest level of protection and comfort. They are designed for each patient’s upper teeth, lower teeth, or both.

For the best dental care in San Jose, CA, call (408) 243-4216, schedule an appointment, or visit us at 251 O'Connor Drive Suite #3, San Jose, CA 95128.

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