Preventive Care Specialist

Golden State Smiles

Dentistry located in San Leandro, CA & Concord, CA

Preventive dentistry is a way to help you have a healthy mouth and preserve your natural teeth. Dharaben Munjpara, DDS, Douglas Mo, DDS, and the caring dental team at Golden State Smiles in San Leandro and Concord, California, provide personalized preventive care. They can help you dodge cavities, treat worn enamel, lower your risk of gum disease, and more. If you or anyone in your family requires preventive dental care, request an exam through the website or call the clinic nearest you today.

Preventive Care Q & A

Why is preventive care important?

You only get one set of permanent teeth. Needless to say, keeping them healthy is important. Preventive dentistry is about lowering your risk of tooth, gum, and bone issues that can lead to future tooth loss. Your preventive care plan can minimize your risk of:

  • Cavities 
  • Tooth loss
  • Worn enamel
  • Tooth fractures 
  • Gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis 

But preventive care goes above and beyond your oral health. Since poor oral health can lead to heart disease, bone loss (osteoporosis), and certain types of cancer, keeping your teeth and gums healthy should be a top priority. 

Which preventive care services does a dentist offer?

Even though the compassionate dental team at Golden State Smiles can help you with the most complex dental issues, including dental implants and root canals, the team would rather help you prevent tooth damage, decay, and injuries in the first place. 

During each dental exam, your dentist spends time counseling you about your oral health and proper brushing and flossing techniques. They let you know if you have any concerning issues and gather digital X-rays to evaluate the health of your tooth roots and gums. 

Some of the most common preventive care services Golden State Smiles offers include:

  • Sealants 
  • Mouthguards 
  • Dietary counseling
  • Fluoride treatments 
  • Oral cancer screenings
  • Root planing and scaling 

Golden State Smiles even offers orthodontic treatment plans for teens and adults. By properly realigning your teeth with modern braces, you can more efficiently brush and floss your teeth, which can lower your risk of tooth decay and serious cavities. 

How often do I need preventive care dental visits?

Typically, the caring dental providers at Golden State Smiles want to see you and your family members once every six months for preventive care. However, because dental issues can certainly arise between these visits, it’s important to come into either clinic if you have tooth pain, gum tenderness or bleeding, or dental emergencies (like a knocked-out tooth). 

Find out how Golden State Smiles can help you with preventive dental care by booking an exam online today. You can also call the office nearest you to speak with a team member directly.