Preventive care is the key to keeping your mouth and smile healthy. Our experienced dentist and team understand that preventing a problem from occurring is always easier than treating it after the damage has already been done. We offer a number of preventive treatments to help keep your teeth and mouth free from cavities, gum disease and other problems.
The purpose of preventive dentistry is to protect your mouth and smile from sustaining damage. We recommend that you visit our office every six months for a dental cleaning and exam, as this allows our dentist and team to monitor your oral health and ensure you are receiving the care you need. Other preventive services that we may recommend based on your individual needs include dental sealants, fluoride treatment, night guards and sports mouth guards. There are also things that you can do at home to keep your mouth healthy, including:
- Brush and flossing daily. We recommend brushing at least twice each day and flossing once. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. You may also want to consider using a mouth rinse.
- Maintain a balanced, healthy diet. Limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods.
- Make and keep your regular dental appointments and ask our dentist about preventive care or other treatment options.
For more information about preventive dentistry in San Rafael, California, and to set up an appointment with Dr. Amirhassan Pouradib, call our office today at 415-479-1840.