At Yoneda Dental, we recommend coming in twice a year for a checkup with your Kahului dentist. Preventative dental care is the best way to keep teeth and gums healthy. Your dentist will perform a thorough teeth cleaning and comprehensive dental exam to keep your teeth plaque-free and to catch oral health conditions early on, when they are easiest to treat. Our experienced dentists use state-of-the-art technology and treatment methods to deliver the highest quality preventative care.
By brushing, flossing and coming in for your regular dental checkup with your Kahului dentist, you’re taking important steps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. The main cause of cavities and gingivitis is plaque, a sticky film that continuously accumulates in your mouth and harbors bacteria that feed off sugars and cause tooth decay. When plaque is left to harden and calcify, it turns into tartar, which is harder to remove. During a teeth cleaning, your dentist or hygienist removes plaque and tartar from difficult to reach spots in your mouth. Children are especially susceptible to cavities, although cavities can occur at any age. For our pediatric patients, we recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which are proven to reduce the risk of cavities in children. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen tooth enamel, and dental sealants are protective coatings painted on the biting surfaces of your child’s molars to prevent decay-causing plaque and food debris from accumulating in the crevices. As part of every dental checkup, your dentist may take diagnostic films as needed, and will perform a thorough, comprehensive clinical exam to identify any oral health conditions that may be present.
When you have a trusted, local Kahului dentist, it makes it easy to keep up with your regular dental checkups in Newbury Park. The friendly staff and experienced dentists at Yoneda Dental will make your dental visit a stress free experience. To learn more, call today.