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Preventative Dentistry

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Preventative Dentistry in Chino, CA

Going to the dentist in your free time for a routine checkup can help to reduce the pain and inconvenience of emergency dental situations and treatments, and maintain the appearance of your bright smile.

Preventative dental care can reduce the risk of some common dental problems, including:

  • Loose teeth - a symptom of advanced gum disease that may lead to tooth loss

  • Bad breath - a result of poor oral hygiene, smoking, and other lifestyle choices that cause bacteria to build up in your mouth

  • Chipped, cracked, or fractured tooth - may be caused by teeth grinding and clenching at night, which weakens your teeth

  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold items - caused by a crack in the tooth that exposes the nerves in the tooth pulp

  • Cavities - consuming too many sugary items and not cleaning your mouth properly can allow bacteria to accumulate in your mouth and cause cavities

  • Abscess - an infection around the tooth’s root or gum line that can be very painful. It can also cause swelling in the soft tissues.

  • Broken dental appliance - poor maintenance of dental appliances as directed by your dentist can lead to damaged appliances, such as broken braces and wires for metal braces that may injure the soft tissues in your mouth

Preventive Services

A combination of regular exams, including physical examination and x-rays, with professional cleanings helps to maintain good oral health by detecting and stopping diseases while they are still manageable.

Based on the results of your exam, Dr. Margareta Gavrila will provide you with detailed instructions to enhance your at-home oral care regimen. Common preventive services include:

  • Fluoride supplements

  • Diet changes

  • Wearing a night guard - for people who clench and grind their teeth at night  

  • Rinsing your mouth with water after consuming anything

  • Flossing and brushing your teeth and tongue every night and morning

  • Chewing sugar-free gum after meals

Scheduled Dental Visits

Although cavities, gum disease, bad breath, infections, and other dental problems are fairly easy to prevent, they can be result in painful, uncomfortable, inconveniencing, and expensive consequences if you don’t take good care of your mouth through a combination of good at-home oral care and frequent dental visits.

Please visit Dr. Gavrila every six months, or as recommended, for professional cleaning and an oral checkup, so that any problems can be spotted early and treated before they become serious issues. Moreover, you will receive helpful tips on how to improve and/or maintain good oral health. Visit us today!