Sacramento Preventive Dentistry

Preventive Dentistry

Natomas Crossing Dental Care specializes in preventive dentistry in Sacramento. Your teeth are an important part of your body and keeping them clean helps keep your mouth and your body healthy. By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile throughout your life.

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What is preventive dentistry?

The goal of preventive dentistry is to try to prevent or mitigate small problems before they become big problems. Good oral hygiene and regular dental visits help our patients achieve optimal oral health, treat developing conditions in the earliest stages and keep their natural teeth.

How often should I visit the dentist?

Most people find it valuable to have a checkup at least every four to six months.

What happens when I visit the dentist?

Don’t brush off preventive dental visits! Regular preventive dental care appointments are essential to maintaining good oral health. During these visits, your dentist can:

  • Check for problems that you might not see or feel
  • Find early signs of decay and gum disease
  • Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable

At your regular preventive care appointment, your teeth receive a thorough cleaning and polishing as well as an oral evaluation by the dentist. During the oral exam, your dentist checks the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. At each visit, the dentist also checks old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip or crack. X-rays will be taken occasionally to help your dentist detect damage and disease that are not visible during the exam.

But what if my teeth feel fine?

OK, but how do they look? A smile can be the most eye-catching feature of a face. With dentistry’s many advances, you no longer have to settle for stained, chipped, missing or misshapen teeth. Along with regular oral care and checkups, dentists today offer many choices that can help you smile with confidence. Your dental preventative care appointment provides the perfect opportunity for you to talk to your dentist about the following diagnostic and preventive services or dental procedures:

What is my role in preventive dental treatment and care?

Ultimately, your oral health starts with you. Your commitment to regular oral hygiene habits at home plays a significant role in the future health of your teeth and gums. In addition to visiting your dentist for checkups, cleanings and dental preventive care services, there are many steps you can take to help prevent cavities and dental diseases, including:

  • Brush and floss daily using a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Eat a balanced diet and limit your sugar intake to prevent cavities.
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco products.
  • Always wear a mouthguard if you play sports or if you grind your teeth.

Bottom line: The best way to prevent serious dental problems is to catch them early, or — even better — before they start. By taking extra steps to care for your mouth now, you can help keep your teeth healthy and beautiful for many years to come.

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I have been a patient at Natomas Dental Crossing for more than 12 years. Dr. Sheila Harris is very compassionate and understanding. She goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. She also has an amazing staff. They make you feel at home when you are with them.

My hygienist Stephanie takes special care in meeting my needs when I'm with her. She is also a great part of the staff.

Natomas Dental Crossing moved into a new state of the art office. They have all of the technology to meet all of your needs in one place. It is very comfortable and a great new home for all of the staff.

I would recommend them to anyone that has special needs, or just wants to find a great team of professionals.

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