Preventive Care for Healthier Life – Meet Our Dentist in Yorba Linda
The aim of every dental care provider is to prevent diseases and improve oral health. A number of treatment procedures, examinations and hygiene protocols are followed in order to achieve the same. Since the dental care needs of every person is unique, our dentist sets customized treatment plans for each patient based on the diet, medical history, oral hygiene and habits. We have been successful in creating healthy smiles for many patients in Yorba Linda, Placentia and surrounding communities through our dedicated dental care. We aspire to build strong and long-lasting relationships with our patient community through our quality dental care.
The need for preventive dental care
Dentistry has evolved greatly in the last century. From the time where decayed teeth were simply pulled out to the time where infection is identified and prevented through early intervention, dentistry has come a long way. Today, dentists focus on finding potential threats in the oral cavity and take precautionary steps to protect teeth and gums. During the visit, people are informed about how to practice oral hygiene and what habits can increase the risk of teeth decay and gum infection. This empowers patients to take better care of oral health. Routine dental visits once in 6 months or a year can help in improving the status of oral health. It is during such visits, dentists identify signs of infection and take steps to restore teeth or cure the disease.
Preventive Dentistry – What is done?
During the routine dental visit, our dentist checks teeth and gums for signs of dental infection. Plaque has bacteria that can cause infection of teeth and gums. This is a biofilm formed over teeth surface. When plaque accumulates over teeth for too long, it becomes hardened tarter which cannot be cleared from brushing and flossing. Dental cleaning helps us clear such stubborn plaque and tarter from the oral cavity. A number of cleaning procedures such as scaling and root planing may be followed for this purpose. Once the oral cavity is clean, our dentist may take steps to restore damaged or decayed teeth using dental fillings, sealants or other suitable dental material. Our dentist lets patients know about potential threats to gums or teeth and performs treatment to prevent the same. This preventive care strengthens teeth and gums and beautifies the smile.