Preventative dentistry is caring for your teeth to keep them healthy and avoid oral health issues before they develop. Preventive dentistry aims to promote good oral hygiene, help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile, and reduce your risk of cavities and other dental health problems. Preventive dentistry should be practiced at home every day as well as under the care of our dentist at Riverside Tooth Co.
Your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth during your checkup and remove any hardened plaque or tartar that has built up on the surface of your teeth. Over time, these deposits can cause decay and cavities in your mouth's hard-to-reach areas. Professional cleaning also removes stains from coffee, wine, soda, and other foods and beverages that can dull the appearance of your smile. Cleanings are a great way to keep your gums healthy and prevent gingivitis.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that strengthens teeth and prevents tooth decay and cavities. We apply fluoride varnish to your children’s teeth every six months to help them maintain optimal oral health. Our dentist will paint the varnish onto your child’s teeth and allow it to sit for one minute before rinsing it off. After the treatment, the varnish will continue working on your child’s teeth for several hours. During this time, the varnish will penetrate the enamel to strengthen the tooth and prevent future decay.
In addition to brushing and flossing, your child’s dentist may recommend applying dental sealants to their teeth. Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied directly to the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities from forming.
Regular professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about developing cavities or gum disease. Our dentist will also check your mouth for signs of decay, gingivitis, and other oral health issues during exams. That way, we can detect these problems early on when they are easiest to treat. If we find an issue, we will work with you to create a plan to restore your oral health and treat any existing health problems before they become more severe or painful.
Typical oral health problems like tooth decay and gum disease are painless in their earliest stages. Therefore, detecting them during your regular checkup allows our dentist to quickly treat the pain and restore your oral health before it becomes severe and painful. Catching these issues early on also saves you money in the long run because smaller-scale treatments like fillings and deep cleanings are less expensive than root canals or extractions.
Preventive dentistry is the best way to keep your teeth healthy and avoid dental problems. For the best dental care customized to your needs, visit Riverside Tooth Co at 6886 Indiana Ave Suite B, Riverside 92506, or call (951) 686-2565.
6886 Indiana Ave Suite B,
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951) 686-2565
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