Preventive Dentistry

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Preventive Dentistry 

Fix your broken tooth, relieve yourself from pain today.

Do you have a dental emergency, like pain, broken or chipped teeth, or failed restorations? Call us. We are here to help!

What Is Preventive Dentistry? 

Preventive dentistry is the practice of detecting and fixing dental issues before they become more serious. Most likely, you already perform some forms of preventive dentistry at home — like flossing and brushing your teeth. 

Even if you floss daily and brush two to three times a day, it’s sometimes hard to reach every area effectively and thoroughly remove all the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth.

That is why it’s important to schedule preventive dentistry services to help keep your teeth clean, prevent decay, and maintain good oral health.

Different Types of Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry can include various dental procedures to help detect any issues and eliminate plaque and tartar buildup. The focus of preventive dentistry is regular dental checkups and cleanings. 

During your exam and checkup, your dentist will take a comprehensive look at the condition of your mouth. They will screen it for any signs of infection or diseases, including tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer. During this time, you can also expect your dentist to take some X-rays to get a closer look at your teeth and gums. 

After being checked for dental issues, you’ll receive your dental cleaning, which involves both scaling and root planing. To remove tartar deposits, your dentist will use a hand-held scaling device to scrape and dislodge any buildup. This procedure is especially beneficial for those hard-to-reach areas like the intersection between two teeth, the rear surfaces of the front teeth, and the posterior teeth. Once that is complete, your dentist will then insert a scaling tip between the tooth roots and gums to smooth out the root surfaces.

Depending on your needs, these procedures should be done once every six months. Here at Dr. Mahsa Esfandiari Dental Group, Los Gatos, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, happy smile. When you schedule your preventive dentistry appointment, you can take advantage of several types of services, such as:

Benefits of Preventive Dentistry 

Preventive dentistry allows your dentist to fix issues before they become any bigger. It is much easier — and less costly — to prevent dental issues than cure them. Regularly removing plaque buildup, for example, prevents it from turning into tartar or calculus, which can lead to cavities, enamel wear, and gum disease. Without this harmful layer, your teeth and gums will look and feel much better. 

Overall, you’ll create healthy dental habits that will ensure you maintain good oral health — both now and in the future.

Start Creating Healthy Dental Habits Today

Dr. Mahsa Esfandiari Dental Group, Los Gatos offers full-service dentistry for the entire family. Whether you need a dental cleaning or dental sealants, we always deliver a patient-centric approach with all our preventive services.

Our team of preventive dentists here in Los Gatos is ready to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Call us or fill out our online contact form if you have any questions or are ready to schedule an appointment.