Preventative Dentistry In Covina
Preventative treatments at our Covina dental office are the most important tool we have to protect your family’s oral health. It makes much more sense to follow a strong prevention routine now rather than to put off treatment and risk more complicated and costly problems later.
We help our patients by promote good oral health and keeping you educated and informed about important preventative services and why they are necessary. Dr. Michael C Huang and our professional team are very skilled and knowledgeable, and we will always take time to answer all your questions until we are sure that you feel completely confident about your treatment.
The two most critical preventative dentistry services we offer are regular dental exams and professional cleanings with our hygienist. They are the first steps in helping us learn what is going on with your teeth so that we can plan your treatment accordingly.
Routine Dental Exams
We recommend having a dental exam by Dr. Huang at least twice a year. We can tell a lot about the condition of your oral health with this comprehensive exam. For new patients, the exam provides a basis for exams in the future; current patients benefit because exams let us identify changes since your last visit.
We will periodically use digital x-rays to get a good look at the inside of your tooth. X-rays allow us to find dental problems, like cavities, when they are still small and easy to treat.
We can’t overstate the importance of regular professional dental cleanings. You may be diligent about brushing and flossing, but at-home oral hygiene alone is simply not enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Our trained hygienist uses special instruments to get in the tiny crevices between your teeth and gently clear away plaque and tartar that your toothbrush can’t reach. If this debris is not removed on a regular basis by our hygienist, it can attract bacteria that lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Keeping your teeth healthy and free of gum disease is not just important for good oral health. Recent studies have shown that there is a direct link between the health of your mouth and certain serious health problems like heart disease, respiratory problems, diabetes, and stroke.
Protective Dental Sealants
A dental sealant is a protective coating of thin plastic applied to the surface of teeth with deep crevices, like molars. The sealant fills the nooks and crannies of these teeth and creates a smooth surface, making them easier to clean and reducing the risk of decay.
We most often recommend dental sealants for older children and young adults to protect their teeth during the cavity-prone years. Sealants can also be used for adults to protect teeth that do not already have fillings.
Fluoride is a mineral that is essential for healthy teeth. It occurs naturally in many foods and water, but in some cases the amount of fluoride you receive is not sufficient to protect your oral health. Everyone’s needs are different, and during your regular exam, Dr. Huang can decide if you or your child needs a fluoride treatment to keep your teeth healthy.
Honest, Compassionate Care
We will never push any service on you, but we strongly encourage you to follow a regular schedule of routine exams and dental cleanings to avoid the expense and inconvenience that are part of more complicated treatments.
Routine oral health care is essential to your health and well-being, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the care you need. Our friendly professional team is dedicated to making sure every visit with us is relaxed and enjoyable.
Please Contact Our Office
We accept many different insurance plans, and you are welcome to contact our Covina dental office if you have any questions. Payment options include cash, all major credit cards, and CareCredit. Call 626-332-1014 today.