Preventive Dentistry Sacramento, CA
Guard your mouth against cavities and infections.
Since prevention is a key component to maintaining optimum oral health, we offer several treatments designed to stop dental problems before they start. These include regular oral exams, teeth cleanings, fluoride treatment and dental sealants.
Dr. Chalmers provides thorough oral examinations to detect and treat problems (such as tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal disease) in their early stages. Our dental hygienists provide regular cleanings, also known as a dental prophylaxis, which keep the teeth and gums healthy and prevent gum disease by eliminating plaque and tartar. Since oral exams and cleaning are recommended at least every three to six months, we urge you to contact our office today to schedule your appointment.
Fluoride Treatment Fluoride is an important mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel and prevent corrosion of the teeth by acids secreted by bacteria in the mouth. A wide variety of fluoride is available for adults as well as growing children.
Dr. Chalmers has a variety of fluoride applications in his office, including topical varnishes, mouth rinses and gels, and can help you decide which type of fluoride best suits you.
Sealants Sealants are thin, quick-bonding coats of plastic applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars. Sealants guard children’s teeth in the hard-to-brush areas in the back of the mouth against plaque, bacteria and decay. In order to achieve optimal protection against decay, it is best to have your child’s sealants places as soon as his or her permanent molars emerge.