Oral Hygiene Maintenance
General dentistry keeps you away from having to visit the dentist office. With regular check-ups at Pacific Dental Center we will take care of your teeth by cleaning, polishing, and small treatments if needed. By regularly brushing and flossing your teeth at home, dental exams become a much quicker process that happens twice a year making your dental visits, pleasant trips. Dental care is not to be taken lightly as the prevention of bad oral health is general dentistry. Simply brushing and flossing with regular dental visits helps avoid cavities, jaw issues, and other oral problems that may develop.
When coming in for a regular teeth cleaning, depending on your oral health, these are periodic treatments that will ensure a healthy smile:
- Dental Cleanings
- Flouride Treatment
- Ceramic Fillings
- Gum Care
The fluoride treatment desensitizes exposed root surfaces. A gel is placed on the exposed root to relieve hypersensitive pain. The treatment last 4-6 hours and the hardened gel can easily be removed by brushing and flossing. After the gel is removed, eating a soft food diet and staying clear of hot and alcoholic products is recommended. Flouride treatments harden the enamel of the tooth slowing the negative effects of plaque as well as tooth decay.
While fluoride treatment protects and hardens all surfaces of your teeth, the back molars need extra protection. On the chewing surface of your molars (occlusal) there are grooves that can be deep and difficult to clean. Plaque can accumulate in these grooves to develop cavities and speed the process of tooth decay. By sealing the chewing surface of your back molars, we can prevent tooth decay and cavities from taking place for a healthier smile. It is very important to practice good oral hygiene. Enjoying your favorite foods and having a smile to be proud of can be hard with factors like cavities, gum disease, and tooth decay. Regular dental exams prevent these dental health problems and allow you to enjoy what you eat without any pain. At Pacific Dental Center we know some patients have a dental fear, but not to worry! We have dental sedation options that will make your visit to the dentist an easy, stress free visit. Visit our Encinitas dentist office to make sure you get your general dentistry visits in twice a year and schedule an appointment today with Pacific Dental Center.