Mountain View
Preventive Dentist

Preserve Your Smile

Preventive Dentistry in Mountain View

Routine visits at Peninsula Dental Excellence help to ensure that your mouth and gums stay healthy. From preventing cavities to recognizing the symptoms of gum disease, and even signs of potentially serious diseases like oral cancer, our team will provide you with all the dental care you need to keep your mouth healthy during routine appointments. Call us at (650) 968-9186 today to schedule your next dental visit in Mountain View!

Understanding Preventive Care

What Is Preventive Dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth properly to avoid common oral health conditions such as cavities and gum disease. Proper preventive care starts at home, by brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once a day. However, even great at-home oral hygiene habits, it is not always enough to prevent oral health complications. That’s why it is important to come to see the team at Peninsula Dental Excellence every six months, in addition to taking proper steps to care for your teeth at home. During preventive visits, one of our dentists will look for signs of cavities, gum disease and other oral issues, and provide you with the care you need to keep your mouth healthy.

The Importance

Of Routine Teeth Cleanings

Getting cleanings and oral exams every six months is vital to your oral health for a few different reasons. First and foremost, these appointments are the perfect opportunity for our team to examine your mouth and check for signs of tooth decay or the initial stages of gum disease. By catching and addressing these issues early, you’ll save both time and money. 

Regular cleanings not only keep your mouth healthy, but they also keep your teeth looking their best. We’ll clean away plaque and tartar that you may not be able to remove on your own, buff and polish your teeth, and make sure your smile looks great.

Strengthen Your Teeth

Fluoride Treatments

If you tend to be cavity-prone, a fluoride treatment may be a good option to prevent further decay and strengthen your teeth. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral with the unique ability to encourage the “remineralization” of your enamel. When it comes in contact with your teeth, it attracts minerals like calcium, which strengthens your enamel. This, in turn, helps prevent tooth decay. In some cases, fluoride treatments can even help reverse minor tooth decay or “soft spots” in the enamel, where the enamel has weakened and is at risk of progressing into a cavity.

Protect Against Cavities

Dental Sealants

If you tend to be cavity-prone, a fluoride treatment may be a good option to prevent further decay and strengthen your teeth. Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral with the unique ability to encourage the “remineralization” of your enamel. When it comes in contact with your teeth, it attracts minerals like calcium, which strengthens your enamel. This, in turn, helps prevent tooth decay. In some cases, fluoride treatments can even help reverse minor tooth decay or “soft spots” in the enamel, where the enamel has weakened and is at risk of progressing into a cavity.

Preventive Care at

Peninsula Dental Excellence

Even the healthiest smiles need preventive care to avoid tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease. At Peninsula Dental Excellence, we will always provide you with exceptional care and go above and beyond to exceed expectations. For more information, call us today at (650) 968-9186 or request an appointment online.

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