Preventive Dentistry in Fresno, CA

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Preventive dentistry in Fresno, CA

Why Is Preventive Dental Care Important?

Preventive dental care is important because it’s the cornerstone of a healthy mouth. At Bauer Dental Company regular six-month checkups, along with good at-home oral hygiene, are the key to preventing gum disease, tooth decay, and other more serious oral health issues like infected teeth. That’s why it’s so important to take good care of your teeth at home, and see a dentist like Dr. Christopher Bauer for preventive care in Fresno. Call today to schedule an appointment at your local dentist in Fresno, CA.

What To Expect At Your Preventive Dental Care Appointment

Teeth Cleaning & X-Rays

To begin the process, one of our dental hygienists will use special tools to scale, polish, and floss your teeth. This leaves them clean and healthy and removes plaque build. X-rays may also be taken if you’re due for them.

Oral Exam

After your teeth are clean, Dr. Bauer will enter the room and will perform a comprehensive oral exam, complete with an oral cancer screening. He will look for signs of common oral health issues like gum disease, tooth decay, teeth grinding, and more.

Treatment Plan

Once your oral exam is over, Dr. Bauer will discuss his findings with you, and provide you with a personalized treatment plan. Then, you’ll schedule any necessary follow-ups and head home with a clean, healthy smile.

Treatment Options

Cleaning & Hygiene

Teeth cleanings are an essential part of preventive care. During a teeth cleaning, one of our dental hygienists will scrape plaque away from your teeth, polish them with a powerful buffing tool, then floss to remove any remaining debris. This allows us to remove plaque and tartar that can’t be eliminated with at-home brushing alone.

Digital X-Rays

We exclusively use digital x-rays, which use less radiation, provide higher image quality, and enhance the comfort of our patients. Digital x-rays allow Dr. Bauer to look below the surface of your mouth and identify oral health issues that may be invisible with a visual exam alone.

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride treatments are often recommended for kids and cavity-prone adults. In this treatment, Dr. Bauer will apply a fluoride-rich solution to your teeth, then rinse it away after a few minutes. Fluoride attracts minerals that strengthen your teeth, so this helps prevent cavities.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, invisible layers of dental resin that are applied to the rear teeth. They form a barrier, which stops bacteria and acid from attacking your enamel and causing cavities. When properly applied, they can protect your teeth for up to 5-10 years.

Periodontal Care

We offer scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) for patients with gum disease. This process involves cleaning deeply between the gums and teeth and smoothing the roots of the teeth to eliminate bacteria. Antibiotics can also help treat and halt the progression of gum disease.

Night Guards

Teeth grinding can lead to premature wear and tear on your teeth, as well as other problems like TMJ/TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder.) Nightguards are made of durable plastic, and they cover and protect your teeth to prevent damage from nighttime teeth grinding.

Oral Cancer Screenings

We offer oral cancer screenings as part of every appointment at your Fresno dentist. Dr. Christopher Bauer will examine your mouth for abnormalities and early indicators of oral cancer. This is very important. Unless it’s detected by a dentist, oral cancer often goes unnoticed until it spreads, which can make treatment much more difficult.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is The Proper Way To Brush My Teeth?

What’s The Difference Between Prophylactic Cleanings And Periodontal Cleanings?

Is Preventive Care Covered By Dental Insurance?

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