Preventive Dental Procedures for Adults

Preventive Dental Procedures for Adults

Posted by Pooya Soltanzadeh, DDS, MS, DABP on Apr 4 2022, 02:17 AM

Practicing good dental care is beneficial to maintain good dental health. But it may not be all that is enough. An expert dentist and advice and perform dental procedures that help to keep the teeth healthy for a lifetime. 

Dental Checkups

Dental checkups are vital for maintaining a healthy smile. During your dental checkup, your dentist will check for any signs of decay or disease. Regular dental checkups also allow us to keep an eye out for common dental problems, such as bruxism, gum disease, tooth grinding, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.

These problems not only weaken your teeth but can also affect your overall quality of life. Many patients don’t realize that the symptoms of these common dental problems, such as headaches and jaw pain, can actually be caused by their teeth.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments help to strengthen the enamel of your teeth. It is a mineral that naturally occurs within the earth. This mineral is incorporated into the foods and beverages that you consume.

The mouth is susceptible to acids that lead to tooth decay. When you consume foods and beverages that are acidic in nature, the acids in the mouth begin to eat away at the enamel. Over time, this can lead to the development of tooth decay and the weakening of the enamel of your teeth.

Dental Cleanings

When plaque and tartar build-up, they can be harder to remove without help from your dentist. This buildup can also increase your risk of gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly can reduce your risk of gum disease. But it may not remove the buildup of plaque and hardened tartar. Dental cleaning helps to remove it from the teeth and gumlines. 

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the tops of adult teeth. They are used to prevent tooth decay. A sealant can protect teeth from plaque and acids that wear away at tooth enamel.

Dental sealants are applied to teeth in liquid form. It hardens to create a protective shield over the teeth. Applying sealants is quick and painless. Most patients receive sealants on their permanent teeth. 

Please contact our dental practice in Anaheim Hills, CA, to have a consultation with our Dentist in Anaheim Hills. Please call us at (714) 974-0949 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.

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