Trust Mountainside Dental’s Preventative Dental Services
Oral Cancer Prevention in Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA
Choose Mountainside Dental Group of Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA for all your preventative dental services and actively work against your risk of oral cancer. While preventative dental care includes your routine oral exams and cleanings, it also entails preserving your oral and overall health to a greater extent. Our team wants to help you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Read on to learn more about the ins and outs of preventative dental care and the services we offer in our Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA office.
Keep Your Teeth Healthy & Beautiful
Of course, you should be brushing and flossing daily to do your part in upkeeping your preventative dentistry. This includes brushing your tongue, where harmful bacteria can lurk and bad breath can originate. Brushing and flossing do more than keep your teeth looking fresh and clean. They prevent decay that can wreak havoc on your mouth. Preventative dental care doesn’t stop at home. It is important to make regular visits to Mountainside Dental Group for your preventative dentistry treatments. Professional cleaning and exams have many benefits. Maintaining your oral health with our preventative methods can lower your risk of contracting the following:
- Enamel loss
- Oral cancer
- Heart disease
- And more!
Full Preventative Services
At our Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA office, we offer full preventative dental services. Mountainside Dental Group encourages all its patients to maintain their oral health through regular office visits, good oral hygiene habits, and proper diet before their oral health becomes a serious issue. It is always best to take the initiative when it comes to your health. Our expert team of dental hygienists works to help you maintain the healthy, beautiful smile you love. Explore our range of comprehensive preventative dental services below and learn about the benefits of each.
Cleaning or Hygiene
We recommend booking an appointment with our staff for a routine cleaning and examination every six months. These appointments are a great opportunity to check in with your oral health and maintain your mouth’s hygiene. Our team of qualified dental hygienists and assistants will evaluate your teeth and alert you to any problem areas where plaque or tartar tend to build up. Professional dental cleaning at our practice can help prevent cavities and stop tooth loss. You’ll leave our office with a brighter smile, fresher breath, and a boost for your overall health.
Dental sealants help prevent tooth decay. They act as a barrier for the teeth, protecting them from bacteria that cause decay. If you have a tooth or teeth that are at risk of decay, our team may suggest dental sealants. These sealants are usually applied to the back of the teeth on the chewing surfaces. Made of plastic resin, the sealants bond into the depressions and grooves of teeth. Dental sealants can be applied to both molars and premolars to protect their enamel. If you have deeply grooved teeth, it can be impossible for your toothbrush to reach down into the depressions of the grooves to remove harmful bacteria. Dental sealants remedy this issue by sealing off the deep grooves from bacteria. This helps decrease your risk of cavities.
Just as it is important to routinely clean and care for your teeth, it is of the utmost importance that you maintain your biannual checkups. This allows our hygienists to professionally clean your teeth and check in with the status and development of your oral health. It has been suggested that people who visit the dentist twice a year decrease their risk of heart disease by a third. With our technology to conduct oral cancer screenings, attending your regular checkup could even save your life.
At Mountainside Dental Group, we prioritize educating our patients on the best oral hygiene practices. We value your oral health in and out of our office. Each patient needs to understand how to care for their teeth so they can maintain healthy daily habits and reduce the need for invasive in-office procedures. We can discuss how nutrition and hygiene affect your smile and help you cater your habits to improving your tooth health and avoiding devastating diseases like oral cancer.
Oral Cancer Screening
The Mountainside Dental Group of Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA offers an oral cancer light exam that can identify the warning signs of oral cancer in their earliest stages. This quick and painless exam could be lifesaving. Don’t skip this beneficial exam and run the risk of developing oral cancer.
Fluoride Treatments for Kids
It is most critical to have fluoride treatments between six months and 16 years of age. Because fluoride helps prevent tooth decay, makes teeth more resistant to acid damage from plaque and sugars, and reverses early decay, it is crucial in the development of permanent teeth. Fluoride treatment makes it difficult for acid to demineralize teeth, protecting their enamel and strengthening them.
Fluoride Treatments for Adults
Fluoride treatments are also important in adults. Fluoride combats the demineralization of a tooth’s enamel when it is exposed to plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. Even though adults generally have their permanent teeth fully developed, they still benefit from the added enamel protection.
Quality Dental Services
Have a dental issue that you think falls into the preventative dental care category but wasn’t listed above? Consider the following options to protect your teeth or contact our team with any further questions.
- Snore Guards: Let Mountainside Dental Group help you combat sleep apnea and snoring with a snore guard. Don’t settle for a generic, commercial snore guard. Our team can fit you with a customizable option that will be comfortable to wear and eliminate your tendency to snore.
- Nightguards: Combat bruxism with a customized nightguard from Mountainside Dental Group. Our team will take an impression of your teeth and send for a specialized nightguard from our lab. Say goodnight to nights spent grinding and clenching your teeth.
- Mouthguards: Protect your pearly whites during physical activities or when you participate in sports with one of our Yucaipa, CA and La Quinta, CA office’s custom mouthguards.