Maintain Optimal Health
Preventative Dentistry in Del Mar
We all want to live healthier, happy lives. But when we consider how to achieve better overall health, we should consider the state of our dental health as well. The best way to achieve better dental health is to prioritize preventive care and keep up with your routine dental appointments. These regular checkups with Dr. Pizzi, Dr. Campbell, or Dr. Bellisario allow us to catch health issues that originate in the mouth before they become more severe. Remember, all parts of the body are connected so it's important to see your health as an entire system. At Del Mar Dental Studio, we can help you achieve greater overall health through thoughtful dentistry.
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.