Preventive dentistry services focus on addressing some common oral problems. Almost all dental concerns such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and tooth fractures can be prevented. Regular dental exams and cleanings will help identify the high-risk areas in the mouth and have them treated promptly. At Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry in Newport Beach, California, we provide various preventive dental treatments to stop minor oral concerns from progressing into further complicated conditions.
Preventive Dental Treatments at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry
- Professional Teeth Cleanings
We will begin with examining your oral cavity and looking for signs of inflamed gums and other issues. A professional teeth cleaning will involve carefully removing the plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth. This helps prevent cavities and gingivitis, the first stage of periodontitis. Our hygienist will remove the plaque and hardened tartar from between the teeth and around the gum line, using a scaler. The teeth are finally polished to give you a sparkling smile.
- Digital X-Rays
The digital images allow us to diagnose and treat oral conditions not visible to the naked eye. Tooth decay, gum diseases, abscesses, and abnormal growth are a few conditions that can be addressed with early diagnosis and prompt treatment. Digital X-rays have prevented countless sufferings and saved innumerable teeth. Now, modern X-Rays have made dental procedures far safer and more precise.
- Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a naturally present substance that helps to strengthen the enamel and protects teeth against cavities. We often recommend a professional fluoride application to lower your risk of getting new cavities in-between visits. The application of fluoride is a swift and straightforward process.
- Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are a treatment primarily aimed at preventing decay in the deep hollows and pits of teeth. They form a transparent covering over these hollows that tend to amass plaque, bacteria, and food deposits, which if left untreated can advance into a cavity. Mainly, the sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars. They are beneficial for young children who do not yet have the skills necessary to clean their teeth well. Sealing the grooves of teeth prevents cavities and creates a shallower, smoother surface that is relatively easy to clean.
- Protective Mouthguards
If you are suffering from bruxism, a condition that causes clenching or grinding of your teeth, we recommend a protective mouthguard. The heavy forces of bruxism will put your teeth at risk for cracks, fractures, abrasion of teeth, and gum recession. Hence protecting your teeth from those forces is very crucial. By wearing a nightguard to separate the teeth, you effectively reduce the clenching or grinding pressure and prevent their damage.
At Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry, we provide dental solutions to improve your oral health while transforming smiles. Visit our office at 2131 Westcliff Drive Suite 210, Newport Beach, CA 92660 or call 949-729-9950 and schedule an appointment.