Cleanings & Prevention
When you spend sufficient time on maintaining your oral health, many more complex dental treatments can be avoided. A good portion of oral health care is centered on education, cleanings, and exams. Combine this with excellent at-home habits, and you can expect to enjoy optimal oral health for many years.
Dr. Anil Chowdhary serves people in Fremont, Union City, and Hayward with dental services that maintain oral health and prevent the progress of decay and gum disease. He and his team of experts at All Care Dental provide you with the treatment options you need to keep your dental health in optimal condition.
Education is Key to Optimal Oral Health
As a family practice, All Care Dental begins education on the importance of oral health care as early as possible. We provide all family members with tips that will remove harmful bacteria, such as:
- Brush twice a day for a full two minutes, dividing time amongst the four quadrants of your smile.
- Use a soft-bristled brush recommended by the American Dental Association.
- Floss daily to remove bacteria from hidden nooks and crannies.
- Use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen enamel and ward off tooth decay.
- Avoid a sugary diet to prevent cavities.
Routine Exams and Dental Hygiene Visits are Essential to Oral Health
No oral health care system is complete without regular visits to the dental office. Dental exams allow the dentist to detect cavities early and treat them before they cause more extensive damage. With 90% less radiation, Dr. Chowdhary uses digital x-rays to provide highly detailed images of your teeth. These can be share with you on a computer, so you can participate in your dental care. Your gums will also be inspected for inflammation, redness, or bleeding to determine if gum disease is developing.
Dental exams are followed up with dental hygiene visits. A hygienist thoroughly cleans areas overlooked by your at-home cleanings. Teeth are polished with a gentle abrasive paste to remove surface stains, and then fortified with a fluoride treatment to help prevent tooth decay. If you have signs of gum disease, the hygienist may need to complete a procedure called tooth scaling and root planning to deeply clean teeth and gums by removing harmful bacteria, plaque and tartar.
Proactive dental care can eliminate the need of complex and costly treatments down the road. Serving people in Fremont, Union City, and Hayward, contact All Care Dental will keep your smile bright and healthy with education, exams and cleanings. Contact our friendly office today!