Preventive Dentistry – Fountain Valley, CA
Stopping Long-Term Issues with Regular Dental Care
Many dental problems, like cavities and gum disease, start small and turn into bigger problems as time passes. However, if we can catch these issues in their early stages, then we can treat them before permanent harm is done to your smile. Has it been a long time since you last visited a dentist for a dental exam and teeth cleaning? Call Elite Dental of Fountain Valley today to start scheduling your next appointment to keep your smile safe and happy with preventive dentistry in Fountain Valley.
Why Choose Elite Dental of Fountain Valley for Preventive Dentistry?
- Friendly Dental Staff Focused on Great Service
- Excellent Dentists That Treat You Like Family
- Multi-Specialty Dental Office with Cutting-Edge Technology
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
The rule of thumb for dental checkups is that you should have one every six months; a lot can change in your mouth in a short period of time, so it’s important to have an expert look at your teeth regularly. During your dental exams, we’ll check for signs of tooth decay and other problems you might not have identified yet so that we can start planning any necessary treatments right away. Also, if we find any plaque or tartar, we’ll have it removed as quickly as possible with a professional teeth cleaning.
Nightguards for Bruxism
No matter your age, you could be at risk for teeth grinding or clenching due to stress, a misaligned jaw, or other causes. If grinding and clenching aren’t stopped, the enamel protecting your teeth could start to erode, and you may wake up with headaches and jaw pain on a regular basis. Luckily, treating bruxism doesn’t have to be complicated. We can simply give you a personalized mouthguard to ensure your teeth stay separated at night.
Fluoride is a very special, naturally occurring mineral. Its properties allow it to combine with your tooth enamel, strengthening it and protecting it from cavities. In fact, fluoride has so much influence on oral health that it’s a key ingredient in ADA-approved toothpaste. Are your teeth getting enough fluoride? If we have reason to think the answer is “no,” we can take a little bit of time at the end of your regular dental checkups to apply a fluoride varnish or gel to the teeth in order to give them additional protection.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Dental exams generally focus on catching tooth decay and gum disease. However, while looking inside your mouth, we also have the chance to look for discolored patches and lumps that might point to oral cancer. Around 53,000 people are diagnosed with oral cancer every year, and those who have it caught in the early stages have a better chance of surviving over the next 5 years. Rest assured that if we find the smallest sign that you might have oral cancer, we’ll let you know what steps to take next right away!