According to the ADA and dentists nationwide, your regular visit to the dentist plays a vital role in supporting and maintaining positive dental health. By spotting and treating small dental issues such as cavities and signs of tooth decay before they become large or expensive, patients are kept informed about their oral health and receive gentle, conservative care for their dental needs.
General Dentistry in Rancho Peñasquitos
Visiting the dentist as little as twice a year can have a dramatic effect on the oral and overall health of our patients, yet making the trip to the dentist isn’t easy for everyone. Our team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care works together to create a warm, welcoming and judgement-free atmosphere in our office. By diagnosing, treating and examining various aspects of your dental health our goal is to support your oral health and dental hygiene and to build positive memories at the dentist.
Benefits of Six Month Checkups
Brushing and flossing regularly may not be enough to maintain your optimal dental health. At your six month cleaning or checkup, your dentist is able to provide the following:
- Detect oral health risks or early signs of tooth decay, cavities or damage
- Inspect the teeth and gums for signs of gum disease, gingivitis or periodontitis
- Provide a thorough cleaning using state of the art dental equipment
- Provide an annual complimentary oral cancer screening
Dentists do far more than simply clean your teeth–they also detect changes in your oral health, even before they may become noticeable to you. By making small adjustments in your dental hygiene or dental care such as sealing a chipped tooth with a protective dental sealant, your oral health improves and your risks for developing dental related issues decreases.
What Can I Expect At My Six Month Appointment?
When you come in for your six month exam or cleaning our team is able to review your dental health, observe or predict changes and use conservative methods to support healthier, stronger smiles for patients of all ages. No matter what your dental needs or concerns may be we’ll take the time to listen to you and provide a range of treatment options to choose from, so you can feel confident with a treatment uniquely designed for you.
Each regular exam at Carmel Mountain Dental Care takes about 45 minutes to complete. This includes a detailed teeth cleaning, where the teeth are carefully cleaned, polished and rinsed to remove destructive plaque and tartar that can build up over time. Patients also have the chance to talk to their doctor about any questions they have about their oral health and learn at-home tips to improve their oral care at home.
A Focus On Preventive Dentistry
No matter how frequently we brush, floss or gargle with mouthwash, tooth decay and cavities affect the best of us. Oftentimes it can be difficult to detect symptoms of a cavity or gum disease without the professional help of a dentist. To best protect and promote a positive level of oral health, patients as young as one year of age or old enough for dentures or dental implants are recommended to make biannual visits to the dentist. As your local dentist in Poway and Rancho Peñasquitos, we look forward to encouraging healthier and happier visits to the dentist by using gentle preventive dental care.
With so many fruit juices, snacks, candies and changing dental hygiene habits among children, the tooth fairy shouldn’t be the first to examine your child’s teeth! As your local family dentist in Poway we’ve witnessed the many benefits pediatric dentistry has had in improving the quality of life of our patients throughout the years. While your child undergoes some of the most formative years of his or her dental health, it’s important to come in for regular checkups and establish a positive relationship with the dentist. At your child’s appointment we are able to track and predict changes in his or her dental health and prepare for more successful memories at the dentist with healthier teeth.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Regular dental exams are offered by appointment. To schedule yourself or your family, give us a call at (858) 484-4880! Our staff is happy to answer your questions and find a convenient time for your schedule.