Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is a dental procedure or group of dental treatments that prevent oral health issues. The simple act of going to your dentist for a check-up is considered preventive dentistry, but there is so much more that falls into this category. At Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions in Manhattan Beach, CA, we are proud to deliver a comprehensive menu of preventive dentistry to our patients to help them establish and maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

Teeth cleaning

A teeth cleaning and check-up at your Manhattan Beach dentist are the foundation of preventive dentistry and good oral health care. At every teeth cleaning, the dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar from tooth enamel and polish teeth to a high shine. This is also the visit when your dentist conducts a thorough exam of your teeth and gums, looking for decay, gum disease, oral cancer, and other problems.

When you see your dentist every six months for this quick and easy preventive dentistry, you will have expert eyes and hands on your teeth that are focused on keeping your oral health strong. This is the time to discuss any concerns you may have and find out if there is anything you can do to help maintain a healthy, strong mouth.

Wisdom tooth extractions

Adults no longer need their third molars, also known as the wisdom teeth. Dentists recommend that these “extra” teeth be extracted in the late teen years or early adulthood to prevent problems like crowding, misalignment, infections, and other dental damage.

Ideally, every patient listens to their dentist’s timeline recommendations for wisdom tooth removal. No one wants to experience a wisdom tooth emergency extraction or the negative oral health side effects that come along with it.

TMJ/TMD treatment

If you grind or clench your teeth, especially at night while sleeping, you could have a problem with your temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Addressing this issue head on is the best way to avoid complications that develop from TMJ problems such as gum recession, enamel erosion, cracked teeth, and damaged dental work.

Customized night guards are the most common type of preventive dentistry against TMJ problems, but cold laser therapy, trigger point injections, and electro-therapeutic point stimulation can also be employed to ease discomfort and prevent the development of other oral health problems.

Sports mouth guards

Athletes wear uniforms, cleats, helmets, and more equipment to protect their bodies from damage or injury. Your mouth should also be protected with a sports mouth guard, a critical piece of preventive dentistry for anyone who plays a contact sport.

When a sports mouth guard is personalized for your mouth, it will help minimize and may completely prevent damage to your teeth should you take an elbow to the mouth, collide with another player, get hit by a ball or stick, or fall.

Preventive dentistry from a Manhattan Beach Dentist near me

Quality preventive dental care is designed to prevent oral health problems, to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth as healthy as possible to prevent tooth decay, gum disease, infections, tooth loss, and every other possible oral health complication.

At Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions, we deliver comprehensive preventive dentistry to all our patients to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life. Using state-of-the-art tools, techniques, and equipment, we help you have a healthy beautiful smile that carries you through every stage of life.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Don Mungcal or another member of his dental team to discuss your unique oral health needs. We proudly offer a comfortable environment and gentle dental care to keep our patients calm, comfortable, and relaxed.

At Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions, we deliver comprehensive preventive dentistry to all our patients to keep your teeth and gums healthy for life

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Maintaining healthy gums and teeth has never been easier in Manhattan Beach, California with the impeccable services delivered by Manhattan Beach Dental Solutions. Outstanding personalized attention, emergency care, advanced methods, and trained staff make patients’ experiences smooth.

With almost three decades of clinical experience, Lead Dentist Dr. Don Mungcal focuses on understanding not only your dental goals and needs, but also you and your family’s medical history. He is passionate about staying abreast of modern dental technologies and spends several hundred hours annually on continuing education courses. Membership at the California Dental Society also enhances his knowledge and benefits his patients. Connect with Dr. Don Mungcal on Linkedin

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Dr. Andy Vu attended college at UCLA and received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics. He obtained his doctorate from Tufts University School of Dentistry in Boston, Massachusetts. He provides the highest quality of care to his patients using state-of-the-art technologies. Beautiful and healthy smiles for all patients are Dr. Vu’s goal.