Preventive Dentistry

Alegria Dental Care

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Vallejo, CA

Keeping your risk of gum disease and tooth decay low maximizes the health of your teeth and smile, saving you time and money in the long run. At Alegria Dental Care in Vallejo, California, general family dentist Alegria Ledda, DMD, and her experienced team offer comprehensive preventive dentistry services to reduce your risk of oral health problems. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule one online today.

 Preventive Dentistry Q & A

What is preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry at Alegria Dental Care includes a variety or advanced dental procedures that reduce your chance of developing cavities, gum disease, and oral health complications associated with these conditions. 

Preventive dentistry is one of the best ways to maximize oral health and keep your smile beautiful. 

What are the benefits of preventive dentistry?

Some of the many benefits associated with preventive dentistry at Alegria Dental Care include:

  • Less tooth decay
  • Lower risk of gum disease
  • Stronger teeth
  • Whiter teeth
  • Improved oral health
  • Time and cost savings

With preventive dentistry, you reap the benefits of healthy teeth and a beautiful smile, which can do wonders for your self-confidence. 

Which preventive dentistry services are available?

Some of the many preventive dentistry services available at Alegria Dental Care include:

Teeth cleanings

Teeth cleanings with Alegria Dental Care hygienists include highly effective procedures that reduce tartar and plaque in hard-to-reach areas you might miss with at-home brushing and flossing techniques. 

Sealants

Dental sealants consist of dental materials your dentist applies to your molars to reduce the risk of cavities. When the sealants dry, they harden and inhibit bacteria from hiding out in the grooves in your back teeth. The process of getting sealants is simple, fast, and painless.

Fluoride treatments

The Alegria Dental Care offers fluoride mouth rinses and varnishes they apply to your teeth to greatly reduce your risk of tooth decay. Fluoride can also treat minor cavities. 

What happens during preventive dentistry visits?

During preventive dentistry appointments at Alegria Dental Care, friendly staff members welcome you. Your dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar, brushes your teeth, and flosses your teeth. They take dental X-rays if needed.

After examining your teeth and gums, as well as the results of your dental X-rays, your dentist lets you know if you’re a candidate for fluoride treatment, sealants, or other preventive dental services. 

If you have tooth decay, tooth damage, or gum disease, the experts at Alegria Dental Care can treat your condition to prevent future problems.

How often should I schedule preventive dentistry appointments?

Schedule routine dental cleanings and exams every six months or more often if your dentist recommends it. Call Alegria Dental Care if you experience bright red or bleeding gums, tooth pain, discoloration, tooth cracks, chips, or other signs of tooth trauma.

To schedule your next preventive dentistry visit with Alegria Dental Care, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.