Preventive Dentistry for Salinas Families
Despite the steady advance of technology, preventive care remains the best choice in maintaining and protecting yourself from oral health issues. Additionally, by successfully sticking to a preventive program, you save money in the long run as you would be less likely to receive a more advanced procedure.
At Dhaval Patel DDS, we provide regular checkups and cleanings to aid in your lasting oral health. Because we believe in a personalized approach, we are more than happy to counsel with you on the proper steps needed for your particular situation!
Dental Exams in Salinas
It is recommended by the American Dental Association to have a dental checkup at least twice a year, though those with a history of oral issues may need to go more. When you visit our Salinas dental practice, you provide us with the opportunity to assess your oral health and treat any issues before they become exacerbated.
We help by providing:
Examination of diagnostic x-rays (radiographs): Essential for detection of decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
Oral cancer screening: Check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any signs of oral cancer.
Gum disease evaluation: Check the gums and bone around the teeth for any signs of periodontal disease.
Examination of tooth decay: All tooth surfaces will be checked for decay with special dental instruments.
Examination of existing restorations: Check current fillings, crowns, etc
Dental Cleanings in SalinasDental Cleanings greatly reduce your chances of gum disease and tooth decay. We help by providing:
- Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease
Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
Contact Us Today
If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions on preventive dental care, please contact us at our North Salinas dental office today!