Preventive Care in Rocklin, CA
At Little Fish Dental, our goal is to help you keep your teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
The Goal of Preventive Dentistry
When we look after our teeth proactively, we can reduce the likelihood of reducing the risk of developing tooth decay, cavities, and infection. Many patients face dental and oral health issues due to avoidance and neglect.
When left untreated, small issues can transform into major complications that require expensive, complicated treatment.
Our dentist near you offers a few useful tips for keeping your teeth and gums disease-free:
- Ensure that you brush your teeth twice daily and floss once a day
- Choose dentist-recommended products for sensitive teeth
- Eat a healthy, nutritious diet while cutting down on sugary and starchy foods
- Avoid smoking (which can stain your teeth) and heavy drinking
- Get regular exams and checkups for yourself as well as your loved ones
Our dentist in Rocklin, CA, welcomes you to our family of satisfied patients.
Preventive Dental Services at Little Fish Dental
Preventive dental care helps reduce the need for prolonged dental treatment at a later stage.
Exams and Checkups
The dentist will evaluate you for signs of decay, cavities and infection. He or she will check your teeth, gums, lips, cheeks and tongue and may suggest suitable follow-up treatment. While we recommend twice-a-year dental exams, patients at higher risk of cavities may need to come in more often.
Thanks to modern dental imaging technology and software, x-rays can capture hidden cavities and offer a 360-degree view of the oral cavity. Depending on the oral exam, the dentist may suggest digital x-rays for accurate diagnosis of a problem.
Once the exam is complete, our hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning that usually takes between 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Our dental team will use the latest tools and handheld instruments to clean away plaque and tartar from between the teeth and the gum line.
A dental sealant is a protective coating that is generally applied on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. It acts as a protective shield on the teeth. Dental sealants can prevent cavities for years. This procedure is generally recommended for children who have not established good dental habits. However, adults can also receive dental sealants.
We offer dental treatments for adults as well as children. Our experienced team is pleased to provide a range of preventive dental care treatments in Rocklin, CA.