Everyone benefits from checkups on important items. For instance, we don’t question the need for getting our vehicles an oil change. Certainly, our teeth and oral health are even more important. Maintaining oral health means taking care of issues before they become a painful problem, as well as keeping our smile intact.
When it comes to dentists in Sacramento, the Marconi Dental Group strives to ensure your mouth stays free of disease, cavities, and other complications. We do this through preventive dentistry – a series of procedures designed to sustain oral health and identify developing issues before the damage is done.
Our dentists perform a meticulous search for oral and gum diseases, tumors, lesions, cavities and cysts. With experience and training, our dentists detect early signs of oral cancer and other complications. In fact, they are often the first to recognize any signs of oral disease, if they are there. In this aspect alone, preventive dentistry can be a lifesaver.
Dental cleanings are the main way to keep bacterial colonies from infesting your teeth and gums. These colonies create plaque and tartar, deteriorating your gums and tooth enamel, eventually leading to cavities and tooth loss. Dental cleanings remove the problem at its source – the bacteria.
Knowing what’s happening beneath the surface of your teeth and gums is vital to maintaining your oral health. X-rays and intraoral cameras allow our dentists to see any developing cracks, cavities, cysts, or abscesses threatening your teeth, but hidden from the naked eye. Your dentist can address these issues before they reach a more destructive stage, because X-rays and dental imaging revealed them.
Gum disease destroys the tissue and bone surrounding your teeth, and usually leads to both the decay and loss of your teeth. Bleeding gums or constant bad breath are typical indications of gum disease at work. Preventive dentistry helps keep gum disease from advancing, often reducing it so your teeth stay healthy and strong.
Preventive dentistry sometimes offers equipment to assist in averting damage to your smile. Customized mouthguards and nightguards protect your teeth when you are playing sports or have a habit of grinding your teeth at night. Although there are over-the-counter versions available, our customized equipment never fails to have a more comfortable fit and stronger protection.
The Marconi Dental Group knows that every mouth is different, but all mouths benefit from preventive dentistry! We are committed to protecting your oral health, as well as your smile. To learn more, feel free to look further at our website. Also, you are welcome to call us to discuss any questions or schedule a consultation over a specific concern.