Pacific Dental Care believes in the powers of preventive dentistry just as much as orthodontics, as well as general and cosmetic dentistry. Together, we can help set you up for a future of oral health that you can enjoy benefits from for years to come. A bright, elegant smile can open a lot of doors for a person, and it’s our commitment to give our patients the smile they’ve always wanted. A big part of being able to bestow that gift to our patients is education. We’re always here to tell our patients about the ways and means that they can enhance their oral health, which will, in turn enhance their overall health as well!
Preventive Dentistry in Glendale, CA doesn’t have to be a baffling process. Many professionals in the industry specialize in one area of dentistry, such as endodontics, orthodontics, with many practices limiting their range of services even further, some providing only a specialized procedure such as dental implants services. Pacific Dental Care offers a wide range of services in all aspects of dentistry, which gives us a unique expertise in preventive dentistry. We constantly stay educated on the latest trends in dentistry, imparting that knowledge upon you, the patient.
Pacific Dental Care custom tailors our preventive dentistry services to fit the needs of the individual. We offer cleanings and exams, digital X-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments, diagnodent laser treatments, and prophylaxis.
X-Rays are an increasingly important tool that we utilize at our facility to get an in depth, big picture view of your teeth. It’s important to keep your scheduled appointments with Pacific Dental Care, where we’ll give you the follow-up care and support that you need to enjoy lasting oral health. You do your part and we’ll do our part in keeping your smile in fantastic shape.
X-ray technology is an important tool that can give us a precise visual representation of your teeth. We’re able to identify current and potential problems with such tools. Pacific Dental Care believes in using cutting edge technology, but never at a risk to the health of our patients, which is why we use a hi-tech computer system that has much less exposure to radiation (90% less radiation than traditional X-rays, as a matter of fact).
X-rays can expose hidden tooth decay, reveal abrasions, abscesses, cysts, tumors, and oral cancers. We can see fractured or impacted teeth, extra teeth, cavities, and also provide follow-up services for fillings, crowns, implants, and root canals, among other previous treatments and procedures.
Dental sealants are a primarily preventive treatment that can provide a protective, composite coating, which acts as a shield against tooth decay. Sealants can be placed on the top surface of the back teeth, sealing pits and fissures that can be elusive to brushing, giving advanced protection against cavities. Sealants can be clear or the same color as the patient’s teeth.
Fluoride’s importance in the fight against tooth decay is undervalued and underappreciated. This mineral can help prevent tooth decay and protect against cavity development. Fluoride actively attacks acid, sugars, plaque bacteria, and ultimately protects and hardens tooth enamel.
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This pen-like device glides over the tooth surface, assessing the health of tooth, giving us instant feedback, detecting signs of hidden decay. The diagnodent Laser Cavity Detector is a wonderful tool for diagnosing tooth decay at any of its various stages. A light scans your mouth and teeth at varying wavelengths, detecting tooth decay, which allows us to identify the occurrence and work to preserve your teeth.
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This dental procedure cleans teeth and prevents tooth decay. When performed by a professional hygienist like Dr. Martirosyan at Pacific Dental Care, Prophylaxis can prevent gum disease and tooth decay, fight bad breath, and also stained teeth. We can remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Prophylaxis can also serve the additional function of applying preventative substances, and also checking the condition of restorations and implants in the process.