Do you need preventive care in Santa Ana?
A preventive approach to dental care helps to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. At Bay Dental, your Santa Ana dental office, we recommend coming in twice a year for a teeth cleaning and comprehensive examination. Our expert dentists and staff use state-of-the-art techniques to keep your teeth cavity free and to catch oral health conditions early on, when they are easiest to treat.
The leading cause of tooth decay and gum disease is plaque, a sticky film that continuously accumulates in the mouth and harbors bacteria that feeds on sugar. Brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods are important steps in preventing cavities, however, your commitment to oral hygiene alone cannot fully combat the effects of plaque. It is important to visit your Santa Ana dental office for a professional teeth cleaning. During a teeth cleaning, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar from difficult to reach spots that your toothbrush may have missed. Although cavities can occur at any age, children’s lifestyle and dietary habits make them more susceptible. For our pediatric patients, we recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which are proven to reduce the risk of cavities in children. Dental sealants are protective coatings painted on the biting surfaces of your child’s teeth to prevent food debris and plaque from accumulating in the crevices. Fluoride is a mineral that is applied to your child’s teeth to prevent the erosion of tooth enamel. As part of your checkup, your dentist will perform a clinical examination and use diagnostic films, as needed, to detect oral conditions in their earliest stages, to allow for the most straightforward, effective course of treatment.
When you have a trusted, local Santa Ana dental office that treats you with compassionate, individualized care, it’s easy to keep up with regular preventive checkups. At Bay Dental, our goal is to help you achieve a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles. To learn more, call today.