Preventive Dentistry
in Modesto

The Importance of Preventive Care

Preventive dentistry and routine visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings are critical for maintaining your oral health. With regular preventive care at our office, our team can identify potential oral health issues early and provide the proper care before they become bigger problems. You’ll get peace of mind knowing that your teeth are healthy and strong. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

What to Expect

Cleanings & Exams

The process of a preventive appointment will begin with one of our talented dental hygienists. At each cleaning appointment, our hygienist will properly clean your teeth by removing plaque and tartar buildup and then buff and polish each tooth with a high-powered brush and a gritty toothpaste. Finally, your teeth will be flossed to remove any remaining debris. Our hygienist will be watchful for any dental issues that may be brewing. This appointment may also include necessary checkup x-rays, an exam by Dr. Acree, periodontal screening, oral health screening, and fluoride application.

If your hygienist notices any dental health issues during your appointment, Dr. Acree will be summoned to assess. He will look for any signs of common oral health issues like cavities, gum disease, teeth grinding, and more. If an issue is identified, Dr. Acree will inform you and discuss treatment options with you to come up with your individual treatment plan.

dental cleaning
Doc checking patients teeth

Dental Sealants

If you are cavity-prone, dental sealants are a great way to eliminate the risk of cavities. They are usually applied only to your rear teeth because they have more fissures and cracks where bacteria can collect and form cavities.

Sealants consist of a thin layer of transparent dental resin, which is applied to your teeth in a liquid form. Then, it’s hardened with a UV light, creating a barrier that completely prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food particles from contacting your enamel. In turn, this stops the formation of cavities.

Benefits of
Routine Visits

Coming in for cleanings and hygiene appointments every six months will decrease your likelihood of developing dental issues. These visits will give you peace of mind that your teeth are strong and healthy, and our team will be able to track your oral development over time. 

Avoid Common Issues

Regularly checking in with Dr. Acree and visiting the team at Downey Park Family Dentistry ensures that we can keep an eye on your overall oral health and well-being, and avoid issues like gum disease and tooth decay. In the long run, this saves you both time and money.

Keep Your Smile Bright

Our hygiene team will clean and polish your teeth during your visits, so it is important to see us regularly. This helps prevent and reverse the buildup of stains and keeps your smile shiny, bright, and healthy.

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