Preventive Care Specialist

Valle Smiles

Dentistry located in Fairfield, CA

While there’s no way to prevent every single dental problem, such as cavities or gum disease, routine preventive care is the best way to lower your risk. Polina Tsouzman, DDS, and the team at Valle Smiles in Fairfield, California, offer preventive care services that thoroughly clean and brighten your teeth while helping prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Receiving regular preventive care ensures any dental problems are caught during the early stages while they’re easier to treat. Schedule a preventive care appointment by calling the practice or using the online form today.

Preventive Care Q & A

What is preventive care?

Preventive care in dentistry focuses on preventing dental problems through brushing, flossing, dental exams, X-rays, and professional dental cleanings. Having regular dental exams ensures that any developing dental problems are caught early and treated before they require more extensive restoration and treatment. 

Your oral health affects your overall health. Poor oral hygiene can increase your risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease.

What types of preventive care do you offer?

In addition to routine dental cleanings and exams, the experienced team at Valle Smiles offers comprehensive preventive care measures, including dental sealants to prevent decay, and scaling and root planing treatment for gum disease.

Dental sealants

The chewing surfaces of your teeth in the back of your mouth are most susceptible to tooth decay. Children and teenagers especially benefit from sealing the teeth to prevent decay while they still have baby teeth. 

Scaling and root planing

If you have gum disease, scaling and root planing is a common treatment to remove plaque and tartar from teeth. Scaling and root planing reduce inflammation and prevent gum disease from advancing. 

Who benefits from preventive care?

Everyone benefits from preventive care, even if you’re diligent about brushing and flossing daily at home. Professional dental cleanings are your first line of defense against gum disease and other oral health concerns. Gum disease is progressive without preventive care, eventually leading to tooth loss. 

In a professional teeth cleaning, your dentist or hygienist gets up under your gums and removes the harmful bacteria you can’t reach with your toothbrush and flossing before they can do more damage.

Keeping up with dental preventive care is the most effective way to lower your risk of common oral health problems. It can also help diagnose serious health problems while they’re still developing so you can take action sooner. 

How often should I get preventive care?

The team at Valle Smiles recommends twice-a-year teeth cleanings. If you have dental problems, the team recommends more frequent visits.

If it’s been at least six months since your last professional cleaning at the dentist office, now is the perfect time to call and schedule an appointment or click on the online booking tool to schedule.