Taking optimal care of your oral health goes beyond regular brushing and flossing. Preventive routine maintenance that includes scheduling bi-annual dentist visits and seeking proper oral treatment is pivotal in upping your dental health game.
At Summit Dental of La Mesa, it’s our passion to see that you and your loved ones’ oral needs are taken care of under one roof. For this reason, we offer numerous general dental services for those living in La Mesa, CA, for your convenience.
Is your smile suffering because of missing teeth? Trauma or neglect can lead to lost teeth, affecting your smile, chewing ability, and speech. However, lost teeth shouldn’t mean that you can’t regain your smile. Thanks to dentures, you can smile again with confidence.
Dentures are removable devices custom-made to fit your mouth when you miss all or some of your teeth. And just like your natural teeth, dentures require utmost care to deter infections and damage. While dentures come with a lot of responsibility and upkeep, their benefits in boosting your oral health far outweigh the costs.
While you may faithfully brush and floss your teeth, do you know the health benefits realized from these dental care procedures? Well, apart from preventing bad breath, dental hygiene is pivotal in deterring infections in your mouth. Additionally, periodic visits to a dentist and undertaking dental treatment procedures like professional cleaning can keep your oral health at its healthy best.
How early should you take your child to a dentist? Well, it should be as early as one year or when the first tooth erupts. Taking your child to a dentist for a checkup ensures that their oral health is at its optimal best now and far in the future. Some dentistry procedures that your child can benefit from include:
● Teeth extraction
● Professional teeth cleaning
● Sealant for kids
● Fluoride varnish
Over time your teeth can get damaged from trauma, infections, and many other causes. The injury causes pain and discomfort as well as diminishing your physical appearance. Fortunately, dental crowns and bridges can come to your rescue if your teeth are damaged.
Dental crowns are caps placed on top of your damaged teeth to improve the appearance while maintaining the natural look of your tooth. A dental bridge replaces a missing tooth, providing stability to the adjacent teeth.
Poor oral hygiene or a diet rich in sugar may cause cavities that need filling to prevent further damage. We use composite resin to fill cavities at our office to restore tooth function and keep bacteria from further breaking down the tooth.
If you are prevention-minded or are prone to cavities, dental sealants are a preventive oral treatment popular with children, but adults can also benefit. When you are scheduled for the procedure, your dentist thoroughly cleans your tooth, dries it, and applies the sealant. UV light is sometimes used to speed the drying of the sealant.