Category: Preventive Dentistry

Why Plaque Is a Bigger Threat than You Thought

When you brush and floss your teeth every day, your main goal is to remove the harmful plaque that builds up on your teeth every day. Doing so is natural, but not everyone realizes exactly what plaque buildup could mean if they don’t clean it away every day. When patients visit our Oxnard, CA, dental… Read more »

2 Ways to Make Dental Care More Comfortable

The goals of professional dental care focus on more than just providing exceptional treatment. For example, your care also involves ensuring that you’re comfortable during your visit, and that your treatment doesn’t significantly disrupt your already-busy schedule. In our Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office, we invest significantly in providing top-notch care to every patient, including using… Read more »

Tips to More Effectively Clean Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth and gums consistently clean is the cornerstone of keeping your smile consistently healthy. That includes your hygiene efforts at home as well as sticking to your schedule of professional dental cleanings at your Oxnard, CA, dentist’s office. If you lack in one area, then your efforts in the other may not be… Read more »

The Benefits of Digital X-Rays

During every routine checkup and cleaning appointment you attend, your dentist will thoroughly inspect your teeth, gums, and oral tissues for signs that something may need further attention. During this exam, your dentist may also take a series of X-rays to ensure your dental records are up to date, or to provide an accurate diagnosis… Read more »

Should You Ask Questions During Your Checkup?

Your dentist expects you to keep up with good hygiene at home and your recommended schedule of checkup and cleaning appointments. However, your dentist doesn’t expect you to know everything there is to know about your dental health. During your routine dental visits, asking questions can be important to filling in the gaps in your… Read more »

Reducing Your Risks of Tooth Loss with Dental Care

Tooth loss isn’t a guaranteed part of aging, but it’s common enough to affect most adults to some degree. Fortunately, you can reduce your risks of tooth loss by preventing or treating the conditions that often cause it. The caveat is that there are many different potential causes of tooth loss, and aside from accidental… Read more »

Is It Time for Your Next Dental Cleaning?

As a general rule of thumb for good dental health, you should attend a preventive checkup and cleaning appointment with your dentist at least twice a year. For some patients, more frequent visits may be necessary, especially if a current issue (such as tooth decay or gum disease) threatens your oral health. Nevertheless, many people… Read more »

How Fluoride Helps Prevent Cavities

Strengthening and maintaining your teeth’s natural defenses is the cornerstone of good oral health care. However, effectively protecting your smile often requires a little more help than just a toothbrush and floss. For instance, the mineral fluoride has long been a staple of good dental hygiene, though not everyone understands why. Today, we explore how… Read more »

How Regular Checkups Protect Your Smile

Have you ever wondered why it’s important for your dentist to check your oral health, instead of just treating tooth decay and gum disease when you notice their presence? Aside from avoiding the discomfort that these issues can often cause, early detection can also help you avoid the need for extensive dental treatment by addressing… Read more »

Do Sealants Really Prevent Cavities?

Depending on who you ask, there are almost endless ways to prevent cavities. However, the only guaranteed way is to prevent the causes of cavities—oral bacteria—from compromising your tooth structure. For instance, brushing and flossing your teeth every day keeps bacteria under control, reducing the risks of them attacking your teeth and leading to cavity… Read more »