Having a healthy, beautiful smile isn’t just an asset, it’s an important part of your total health. At Sierra Gate Family Dental, our preventative dentistry solutions are among the most important we offer for patients in Roseville, CA. While our office is equipped to handle dental decay or cavities, we prefer to help our patients avoid these services whenever possible. Our quality preventative dental care includes comprehensive checkups, professional cleanings, custom oral appliances, and other specialized services designed to preserve oral health for the whole family.
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Professional dental cleanings are essential to removing harmful plaque, bacteria, and tartar that cannot be eliminated with just at-home oral hygiene. We strongly recommend that patients of all ages visit us at least every six months. During these visits we will perform a comprehensive dental checkup, looking closely at each tooth, the gums, your bite, and the integrity of any existing restorations. During these appointments, we are always available to listen to any oral health concerns you have and will work with you to develop a plan of action to make your smile as healthy and beautiful as it can be.
We are a family practice, which means that we treat patients of all ages including children. When we meet with our younger patients, our goal is to establish good dental health habits that can carry with them for life. Dental sealants are one solution we may recommend to our younger patients in order to protect the hard-to-reach back molars. The material is applied directly to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent decay-causing food particles from becoming trapped in the crevices. Fluoride treatments are another solution we recommend to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities over time.
Digital X-rays offer a huge advantage in early detection and preventive services. Advanced image manipulation and analysis, for example, allows your doctor to detect early stages of gum disease through recognition of bone level changes, or by evaluating the results against a previous treatment.
Nighttime bruxism (or teeth grinding) can cause several uncomfortable symptoms. For individuals who wake up frequently with jaw pain or headaches due to bruxism, we offer custom-fit nightguards. If your child is active in sports, a custom-fit sports guard is a comfortable, flexible option to protect their teeth from physical contact.
Lasers are a non-surgical approach to arresting the progression of periodontal disease. Following scaling and root planing, a laser is used to significantly reduce the bacterial colonies and decontaminate the infected periodontal pocket. Lasers also remove the infected tissue lining the periodontal pocket. As the infected tissue is removed, microscopic blood clots form and your body’s natural healing response takes over. As you heal, the tissue re-attaches to the bone and your gums return to a healthy infection-free state.
An intraoral camera is an indispensable diagnostic and educational tool. The tiny video camera moves around inside of your mouth and generates a tooth-by-tooth video exam of your teeth. Using an intraoral camera allows patients to better understand their dental needs by seeing what the dentist sees and then having it explained.