Preventive Dentistry

Obtain Better Oral Health

Preventive DentistryMany patients are aware of the need for consistent daily brushing and flossing, but fail to realize that dental visits are also an equally important step in maintaining good oral hygiene. Because oral diseases will only continue to worsen once they occur, they may lead to serious damage like tooth loss, gum recession, and jawbone deterioration. By visiting us for preventive care, you can often completely avoid the development of dental issues.

Preventive dentistry includes treatments that assist in helping you avoid disease and common disorders, like TMJ dysfunction (jaw joint disorder) and bruxism (teeth grinding).

Preventive Dental Visits From Your Corona Family Dentist

During your preventive visits, you will receive a dental checkup and a dental cleaning. We will first visually examine your mouth, looking for signs of change. Your checkup will also include a more detailed look at the interior workings of your oral cavity with the help of advanced imagining technology, including X-rays, CT scans, and an intraoral camera. You will also receive an oral cancer screening.

The dental cleaning thoroughly removes plaque from the surfaces of your teeth, as well as from beneath your gumline. Plaque is a sticky, bacteria-laden substance that sticks to your teeth and releases acids that slowly break down your oral tissues. Plaque removal performed by one of our hygienists increases your chances of avoiding cavities and gum disease. Your hygienist will then polish your teeth for a sparkling, truly clean smile.

To ensure the health and safety of our team members and patients, and to help protect your smile from serious issues like tooth decay and even periodontal disease, our team will also employ Laser Bacterial Decontamination as part of your routine preventive visit. The process uses an advanced dental laser to destroy harmful bacteria and thoroughly decontaminate your smile.

Oral Appliance Therapy

Your Corona dentist will spend time during your checkup examining the way your mouth functions. You may respond to a variety of questions, which will alert your dentist to potential concerns. If you suffer from certain types of headaches or jaw discomfort, for instance, we may discover that you grind your teeth or that your TMJs (jaw joints) are functioning poorly. In most cases, we can improve these problems with your occlusion – or bite alignment – with oral appliance therapy.