In addition to the many advanced cosmetic dentistry and restorative dental care options available at our practice, our experienced dental team offers an array of general and family dentistry treatments that can help you maintain a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile. Just a small number of routine visits each year for general and preventive dental care can keep your teeth looking fresh and identify developing concerns as early as possible, which can potentially avoid more serious problems from occurring later.
- Dental Checkups and Oral Examinations
- Professional Dental Cleanings
- Oral Cancer Screenings
- Tooth-Colored Fillings
- Gum Disease Treatment and Periodontal Care
- Family Dental Care
Dental Checkups and Oral Examinations
Regular dental checkups and oral exams are vital to the health of your teeth and gums. These routine procedures can help detect existing oral concerns or reveal issues that may develop sometime down the road. At least two checkups are recommended each year to help you maintain excellent oral health long into the future.
Professional Dental Cleanings
Dental cleanings play a crucial role in keeping your mouth healthy. These professional cleanings can be part of your twice-annual dental checkups and serve to clean areas of your teeth and gums that a regular toothbrush may not be able to reach. In addition to their dental health benefits, professional dental cleanings can also give your teeth a refreshing polish that makes your smile look even brighter!
Oral Cancer Screenings
The chances of surviving oral cancer are much greater with early detection and treatment, making regular oral cancer screenings a critical component of routine dental care. These quick screenings are a standard part of oral exams, where our dental team can look for any irregularities that may be potential signs of oral cancer or pre-cancerous lesions.
Tooth-colored fillings are often the ideal solution for small cavities. These fillings, made from a natural-looking composite resin material rather than mercury and silver, can provide structural reinforcement and protection from the development of additional decay. As described in its name, tooth-colored fillings blend in with the color of the teeth and often require minimal
removal of healthy tooth structure as opposed to their metallic counterparts and
are more aesthetically pleasing than the “metallic”-looking fillings of the past.
Gum Disease Treatment and Periodontal Care
Periodontal care can help prevent gum disease from advancing to severe stages that may result in serious risks to both oral and general health. Swollen, red, or bleeding gums are all signs of gingivitis, which can often be reversed with gum disease treatment. More advanced stages (known as periodontitis) can lead to receding gums, loose teeth, bone recession, and even the loss of teeth altogether. Gum disease treatment can help keep the condition under control. Even individuals who have taken excellent care of their teeth and gums for decades can develop gum disease, so it is very important to maintain the recommended schedule of professional dental cleanings each year and to have periodontal treatment as soon as possible if the condition is present.
Family Dental Care
At Pasadena Dental Aesthetics, our skilled team can treat and care for patients of virtually all ages. Family dental care can provide the routine and preventive treatments necessary to help patients maintain their oral health from childhood long into adulthood. With effective patient education and treatments designed to prevent common dental and periodontal conditions from appearing later, we can help you or your child develop excellent habits and provide you with tools that can keep your smile fresh, healthy, and bright for years to come.
Nightguards (also known as mouthguards) are oral appliances that can prevent the teeth from involuntarily grinding and clenching while you sleep. With a properly designed nightguard one can significantly reduce the strain on the TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) on facial muscles responsible for chewing. These can be especially useful for decreasing the chances of wearing down or cracking the teeth over time. In addition to nightguards, our dentists also offer custom “snore guards” and oral appliances designed to reduce the risks of sleep apnea and help maintain a healthy flow of air through breathing passages during sleep.
If you would like to learn more about our general dentistry options, or if you are ready to schedule an appointment, please contact our practice today!