Preventive Dentistry – Santa Ana, CA
Conservative Care for Cavity-Free Smiles
Dr. Janelle Comfort’s primary goal for our dental office is to make it easy for our patients to take care of their teeth, and that’s why she takes a prevention-first approach to treatment. She’s proactive about stopping cavities and gum disease before they even start so patients don’t have to take the time and expense to fix them. This way, people can spend less time in the dental chair and more doing just about anything else! To schedule you or your child’s next checkup and cleaning, give us a call today.
Why Choose OC Dental Studio for Preventive Dentistry?
- Happy to Treat Kids, Adults, & Seniors Alike!
- Friendly, Non-Judgmental Team
- Dental Insurance Accepted & Maximized
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
Want to keep yourself and your entire family cavity-free? It just takes three things: Brush and floss every day, limit sugar intake, and get a professional checkup and cleaning once every six months. These appointments enable Dr. Comfort to find any decay, damage, or signs of infection in your mouth as early as possible so she can treat them right away. You’ll also receive a thorough cleaning from a hygienist at these routine appointments, which will remove the hardened plaque (tartar) from your teeth that your tools at home can’t, leaving you with a smile that feels healthy and porcelain smooth.
Periodontal therapy is designed to take care of another important part of your mouth—your gums! Without adequate hygiene, they can actually develop an infection called gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss if ignored for too long! We screen the gums whenever someone comes to see us, and if we notice any swelling or redness, we can use a deep cleaning and antibiotics to quickly eliminate any harmful bacteria.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is relatively simple to treat early on, but the initial symptoms are easy to miss, causing many patients to not notice anything and seek out care only after it has become quite advanced. We include an oral cancer screening with every checkup to ensure our patients are never caught off guard by this potentially fatal disease. The screening itself only takes about two minutes and is completely painless, and if we find any signs of cancer, we can help a patient get the attention they need as soon as possible.
In addition to using a fluoridated toothpaste at home and regularly drinking tap water (that likely has fluoride added to it), patients can stay cavity-free by getting a topical fluoride treatment whenever they come to see us for regular checkups. Fluoride is able to strengthen the enamel and repair any areas of minor decay, and by applying a highly-concentrated gel to the teeth, we can give someone a quick and lasting boost of protection.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Up to one in three Americans grind their teeth while they sleep, which is a condition called bruxism. Over time, this can wear down the teeth to the point of breaking, strain the jaw muscles, and even cause chronic headaches—all of which are unpleasant to wake up to! With a nightguard, however, Dr. Comfort can help a patient rest easy and protect their smile at the same time. This small oral device is worn to bed and fits over the teeth to prevent them from coming together during the night, avoiding any damage.