Maintain Optimal Health
Preventative Dentistry in Del Mar
Routine preventative appointments are the heart of a healthy smile. Regular dental visits every six months will allow Dr. Pizzi to address any small oral health issues before they become bigger problems. Professional cleanings will help the most common dental problems like gum disease and tooth decay. Call us today to schedule your next checkup with Dr. Pizzi!
Benefits of Dental Checkups
The Importance of Routine Care
Strengthen Tooth Enamel
Fluoride has the unique ability to remineralize your teeth. This means that fluoride attracts calcium and phosphates to your enamel to strengthen the outer layers of your teeth. Treatment involves applying a fluoride-rich liquid directly onto your teeth, then wiping it away after a few minutes. This painless, non-invasive procedure is usually performed right after a cleaning. Fluoride treatments are a good option for patients of all ages who may be concerned about tooth decay. Regular fluoride treatments can strengthen the teeth and even reverse the first stage of tooth decay, known as “soft spots”.
Treat Gum Disease
Gum disease affects about half of American adults, and most are not even aware they suffer from this condition. Proper at-home oral hygiene is essential for preventing the disease and reversing it in its early stages. However, periodontal care from Dr. Pizzi may also be required to help treat your condition.
The most common periodontal treatment is called “scaling & root planing” (also known as a deep cleaning). This involves using dental tools to remove plaque from between your teeth and gums and smooth the roots of your teeth where bacteria tend to collect.
This treatment takes two appointments because only half of your mouth can be treated at one time. Along with proper at-home oral care and antibiotics, this treatment is typically enough to treat minor-to-moderate cases of gum disease and prevent it from progressing further.