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.
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.
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 life310-340-6663