Accelerate your smile health with preventative dentistry in Murrieta, CA
Preventative dentistry in Murrieta, CA, and elsewhere is, ideally, more like a marathon-style NASCAR race than a sprint-style drag race. Routine, yet consistent, care day in and day out really adds up – to a stunning and healthy smile. You can’t cut corners on preventive dentistry. But consistent oral hygiene at home and check-ups at Scola Family Dentistry ultimately saves you time, as well as money and trauma. Below are just a few of the ways that Dr. Valerie Scola, along with her exceptional hygiene team, partner with you and your family:
- Check-ups that fit you to a “t” – The “standard” prevention program includes visits to the dentist’s office every six months. During these visits, our professional hygienists clean your teeth, and Dr. Scola examines your mouth for early signs of problems. She also conducts an oral cancer screening. Depending on your risk factors for dental decay and gum disease, your dentist may recommend more frequent check-ups. Routine appointments also present an opportunity for our hygienists to demonstrate cleaning techniques and make other suggestions that are specific to your needs and situation.
- Professional products that lend a helping hand – Safe products that are clinically proven to support oral health are a great complement with the dental team’s friendly guidance on hygiene and other factors that can either help or hinder health, such as nutrition; for instance, Dr. Scola may recommend fluoride therapy. This beneficial mineral encourages remineralization of protective tooth enamel and helps to prevent cavities. Dental sealants also help to prevent tooth decay when applied to back teeth. Molars are susceptible to cavities because they are a.) hard to reach and b.) have natural pits and grooves that trap food and bacteria. Sealants are coverings that behave like raincoats to keep out substances that promote decay.
- Advanced diagnostics that “see” what we cannot – At Scola Family Dentistry, we use advanced technologies, such as digital and panoramic x-rays and CBCT 3D imaging, to clearly and accurately detect those structures and abnormalities that cannot be seen with the naked eye. These tools are vital because problems such as gum disease often don’t cause pain and other symptoms until after they have progressed, and the damage is irreparable. Additionally, even with Dr. Scola’s trained eye, many oral problems and areas, such as impacted wisdom teeth, and the jawbone and sinuses, aren’t visible. Sophisticated imaging brings these conditions and structures to the surface.
And, with our Scola Family Dentistry Wellness Program, services to keep your smile healthy also fit into your budget with ease. Serving Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Sun City, and Canyon Lake residents from its Murrieta CA office, Scola Family Dentistry is standing by to hear from you. Call (951) 666-7013 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Scola.