Preventative dentistry refers to preventing dental health problems before they start. It can involve your daily dental hygiene, regular checkups with our Los Angeles preventative dentistry expert Dr. Ghasri and recommended preventative treatments that can include fluoride, dental sealants and orthodontics.
Our expert in preventative dentistry in Los Angeles will work with you to design a treatment plan to get the most out of your dental health. We provide you with the information that will help you protect your smile. We recommend brushing twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluorid toothpaste in addition to flossing once daily. Most of our patients should visit our office for a dental exam and professional cleaning every six months. If you have diabetes, are pregnant or smoke, you may require more frequent visits.
We may recommend orthodontics if your teeth are misaligned. These issues may seem cosmetic in nature, but misaligned teeth can increase your risk of bruxism or TMJ disorders and may be more difficult to clean. Our Los Angeles preventative dentistry expert can help correct these problems and reduce the incidence of tooth decay, gum disease and damage to your teeth.
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Fluoride treatments can help strengthen your dental enamel and reduce the risk of tooth decay while dental sealants can protect the fissures and crevices of your molars from plaque and bacteria. Our expert in preventative dentistry in Los Angeles may recommend one or both treatments to protect your dental health.
Other treatments that can help keep your teeth and gums strong and healthy include restorations to replace lost or missing teeth, oral cancer screenings to identify the earliest signs of this potentially deadly condition and dental X-rays to identify potential problems between the teeth, below the gumline and other areas that may not be easy to see.
Contact our dentist in Los Angeles today to schedule your next checkup.