Visits to the general dentist allow for basic dental care as well as preventive measures. Patients of all ages can benefit immensely from seeing a general dentist regularly. Regular visits to Smile Plus Dentistry allow our dentist to check for irregularities and detect any warning signals early on. Preventive care can then be administered to ensure that good dental health is maintained.
What Services Are Included in General and Preventative Dentistry?
General and preventive dentistry encompass all of the services and treatments available to patients to assist them to keep their teeth and gums as healthy as possible to avoid decay and illness. It may also include preventative measures such as fluoride or sealants to lower the chance of decay.
The Importance of Preventive Dentistry
Periodic examinations and cleanings allow us to monitor your teeth for decay or infection, screen for oral cancer and disorders like infection in the soft tissue of your mouth and gums and ensure that your smile is sparkling clean and free of bacterial buildup. We may suggest more frequent visits for individuals who have gum disease or are prone to decay but be assured that everything we offer, from fluoride treatments to mouthguards, is tailored to your specific needs.
Procedures for Preventive Dentistry
Physically removing disease-causing dental plaque and calculus from your teeth, especially in hard-to-reach locations along the gum line is simply not an option. That is why professional cleanings are so important for your health.
These invisible plastic coverings fill the microscopic crevices in back teeth, keeping bacteria at bay. They prevent the formation of cavities and the subsequent need for fillings.
This mineral is easily integrated into the mineral structure of the teeth, making them stronger and more resistant to decay. Fluoride can even reverse the formation of small cavities. If your toothpaste and drinking water aren't providing enough, it can be applied directly to your teeth at the dentist's office.
Athletic mouthguards are designed to absorb and distribute impact forces while minimizing severe injury to the mouth's hard and soft tissues. If an athlete does not wear a mouthguard, he or she is 60 times more likely to suffer tooth damage. The best ones are produced specifically for you by your dentist.
General & Preventative Dentistry in San Diego, CA
Smile plus Dentistry in California offers the best dental treatment available today. To learn more about our services, call our El Cajon location at (619) 444-6355, our Mira Mesa office at (858) 536-5550, or schedule an online consultation.