Preventive Dental Care

Walnut Creek, CA

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we are proponents of prevention and early intervention to stop dental disease from developing or progressing. We are pleased to offer a range of preventive services tailored to the needs of our young patients in Walnut Creek, CA. Instilling good dental habits from a young age helps lay the groundwork for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.

Preventive Dental Care - The Foundation for Lifelong Oral Health

Preventive dental care is all about being proactive to lower the risk of dental disease, avoiding the need for complex treatments down the road. The following are some of the preventive dentistry services we offer right here at our Walnut Creek practice:

Digital Dental X-Rays: Digital dental x-rays help uncover hidden dental problems, including early decay, tooth infection, abscesses, gum disease, poor tooth root positions, and so much more. That helps ensure accurate diagnoses and treatment planning, promoting long-term healthy teeth and beautiful smiles.

Dental Exams: Regular, twice-yearly dental exams are integral to good oral health. They allow us to evaluate your child's teeth, gums, bite, and oral development to rule out any concerns. That helps ensure we address any issues as they develop, preventing them from progressing and becoming serious problems down the road. 

Dental Cleanings: During routine dental cleanings, we remove plaque and tartar from the tooth surfaces and gum line. That helps prevent tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and other oral health concerns. At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we use an ultrasonic scaler to blast away the most stubborn plaque and tartar buildup while ensuring our young patients enjoy the most comfortable care.

Topical Fluoride Treatments: Known as "nature's cavity-fighter," fluoride is another cornerstone of preventive care, providing an invaluable tool in the never-ending battle against tooth decay. The powerful mineral strengthens the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to cavities. It also remineralizes the teeth, reversing early tooth decay.

Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus: We are excited to introduce Curodont Repair Fluoride Plus, an early cavities intervention treatment without drilling, staining, or trauma. The non-invasive, 5-minute procedure helps naturally rebuild and repair the tooth enamel at the first sign of breakdown. Unlike fluoride treatments that only promote remineralization on the tooth surface, Curodont uses a proprietary peptide to repair teeth naturally. Calcium, phosphate, and other minerals in the saliva rebuild the tooth to the depth of the decayed lesion, stopping early tooth decay in its tracks.

Dental Sealants: Dental sealants are thin coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of your child's premolars and molars, smoothing out any grooves and crevices and shielding against cavity-causing bacteria and acids. Dental sealants have been shown to significantly lower the risk of tooth decay and cavities.

Patient Education: Our team at Creekside Kids Dentistry emphasizes patient education. We take time to discuss proper brushing and flossing techniques, the importance of a balanced diet, and healthy choices for long-term healthy smiles. We aim to empower our young patients to take an active role in caring for their oral health.

Preventive Dental Care at Home

Preventive dental care extends beyond our dental office walls. Being proactive and maintaining excellent home oral hygiene is integral to lifelong oral health. We recommend brushing at least twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush and an age-appropriate amount of fluoride toothpaste. It is also important to floss daily to remove plaque and food particles trapped between the teeth. Good home oral hygiene lowers the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, bad breath, and a host of oral health concerns.

How We Help Our Patients Feel Right at Home

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we strive to ensure every visit to our office is a happy, stress-free experience. Here are some ways we help our young patients feel right at home:

  • Our friendly team spares no effort to create a warm, happy atmosphere where even the most anxious patients feel safe, comfortable, and at ease.
  • We use cutting-edge technology to provide our young patients with the best possible dental experience.
  • We use visual aids and explain procedures in age-appropriate terms to help our young patients know what to expect.
  • We always take the time to answer every question and address every concern.
  • We use a variety of tools and techniques, including nitrous oxide sedation, to help our young patients relax in the dentist's chair.

Preventive Dental Services Near Me in Walnut Creek, CA

At Creekside Kids Dentistry, we pride ourselves on providing children and young adults aged 0-25 with comprehensive preventive services to keep them smiling their best. We are committed to ensuring every visit to our practice is one our young patients will enjoy again and again. We look forward to helping build a foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

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