Preventative Dentistry

Hawthorne, CA

We believe our patients deserve a radiant smile that looks and feels good. The preventative dentistry services offered at Pacific Dental Aesthetics keep your smile looking brilliant year after year.

The team at our Hawthorne, CA dental office is here to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Visit us every six months for high-quality routine dental care.

The Importance Of Prevention

Prevention is a big key to keeping your smile in top shape. When you visit the dentist regularly, we are able to monitor your oral health and spot small problems before they become big dental issues requiring extensive work. Our goal is to use the most conservative treatment possible to improve your dental health, and keeping up with your regular exams and cleanings allows us to do that.

Cleanings & Exams

Regular exams and cleanings are essential for a healthy mouth. When you come to our office for your biannual appointment, our team will perform a thorough exam of your teeth, jaw, and gums, checking for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. We will also clean your teeth, removing plaque build-up and polishing them to a beautiful shine.

Oral Cancer Screenings

As part of your exam, we perform an oral cancer screening, looking for early signs of oral cancer in the soft tissue of your mouth. An early diagnosis is key to treating oral cancer, so this part of your exam is an important one.

Digital X-Rays

We use x-ray images of your teeth to spot areas of decay and to evaluate things like sudden tooth discomfort and sensitivity that may be caused by cracks or other problems not easily seen with a standard exam. In our office, we utilize digital x-rays in order to have immediate access to your x-ray images. This means we can begin treatment right away and get you smiling again.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is essential to the health of your teeth. It promotes healthy tooth enamel and fights off harmful bacteria that can lead to tooth decay. As part of your preventative dental appointment, we may recommend a fluoride treatment, where we will directly apply a fluoride gel, foam, or varnish to teeth for extra strength and protection.

Dental Sealants

Typically applied to children’s teeth, a dental sealant is a protective coating applied to the chewing surface of back teeth. The thin coat that we paint onto the teeth can last for years and keeps out the harmful bacteria that can lead to cavities.

Night Guards

Grinding your teeth while you sleep can cause a lot of damage to the teeth’s surface. Using a night guard provides protection for your teeth, helping to prevent cracks, chips, and other damage that grinding can cause. Our team can fit you for a customized night guard, which ensures that the fit is just right.

Sports Guards

If you or your child plays a contact sport, you may benefit from a sports mouth guard. This custom-fit piece of dental equipment protects your teeth, gums, and lips from damage that can happen while playing a sport like football or hockey. If you think you or your child may need a sports guard, let our team know, and we’ll fit you for one.

TMD Treatment

Do you experience jaw discomfort or a loud clicking when you open and close your mouth? You may have a temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. This group of disorders affects the jaw joints, muscles, and facial nerves, causing discomfort, headaches, and more. During your routine appointment, we will check for signs of TMD, and you’re always encouraged to call us if you develop TMD symptoms. If we diagnose you with TMD, we can develop a treatment plan for you to alleviate your jaw discomfort.

Quality Care For Your Smile

We are proud to offer our patients top-notch dental care in a caring and comfortable environment. When you’re a Pacific Dental Aesthetics patient, you’re part of our dental family. Call us today to schedule your next preventative appointment.

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