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Preventive Dental Care

 

Routine preventive dental care can reduce your risk of cavities, gum disease, and other potentially serious oral health problems. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley in San Francisco, California, cosmetic and general dentists Aref Natour, DDS, Nisha Krishnaiah, DDS, and the team offer preventive dental care to people of all ages, including oral exams, oral cancer screening, teeth cleaning, and fluoride treatment. Call the office to request preventive dental care today or book online.

What is preventive dental care?

Preventive dental care uses oral exams, routine screenings, and digital X-rays to catch oral health problems early on when they’re easiest to treat.

Partner with the Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley team for preventive dental care, even if your teeth and gums seem healthy. Underlying problems, like cavities and gum disease, don’t always present obvious symptoms, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

What does preventive dental care involve?

At Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley, the team offers various preventive dental care services, including:

 

Oral cancer screening

Your provider examines the roof and the floor of your mouth, the back of your throat, your tongue, cheeks, gums, and teeth for abnormalities. They may collect a tissue biopsy for testing if they notice a growth or abscess. 

 

Oral hygiene

Oral hygiene teaches you how to take care of your teeth and gums. At Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley, the team regularly educates children, teenagers, and adults on how to properly brush, floss, and use mouthwash. 

 

Digital X-rays

Digital X-rays use electronic sensors and other advanced technology to capture photos of your jaw, tooth roots, and alveolar bone (the bone that anchors your teeth). X-rays can identify underlying oral health problems invisible to the eye, such as deep decay or damage to the tooth pulp.

 

Teeth cleaning

During professional teeth cleaning, your dentist or dental hygienist uses handheld tools to remove plaque from your teeth and beneath your gums. Afterward, they floss and polish your teeth, eliminating buildup in the hard-to-reach areas between them. 

 

Fluoride treatment

Fluoride treatment rinses your teeth with a medical-grade fluoride solution. The solution strengthens your tooth enamel, reducing your risk of cavities.

 

Sealants

If your child struggles to brush and floss regularly, their dentist might recommend sealants. Sealants are thin synthetic coverings applied to your child’s teeth. They prevent harmful bacteria from eating away at the tooth enamel.

How often do I need preventive dental care?

Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley recommends scheduling preventive dental care once every six months. If you have cavities, gum disease, or an underlying issue that increases your risk of other oral health problems (like diabetes), more frequent checkups might be necessary.

Call Aesthetic Dentistry of Noe Valley to schedule preventive dental care today, or book online.

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