With preventive care from Pine Avenue Smiles by Dr. Ricky Pan, you can keep your smile strong and healthy, and prevent common dental health issues.
Six-month teeth cleanings and oral exams
Oral cancer screenings
Fluoride treatments & dental sealants
Customized dental care
Preventive care is one of the most important aspects of modern dentistry. The following are just a few of the many reasons that make preventive dental care so crucial to your overall health.
You can avoid common dental health problems like gingivitis and tooth decay, which saves you both time, money and pain.
Regular cleanings help prevent the buildup of surface stains, keeping your smile beautiful and reducing the risk of dental complications.
With regular preventive visits, you’ll know you’re getting the care you need, and that your mouth is healthy.
"Professional, dedicated, and caring staff that work together to provide the best overall care to maintain your dental health. I would highly recommend Dr. Pan to provide any dental services anyone would need at a reasonable price."
Fluoride treatments use a highly-concentrated fluoride gel or varnish to help remineralize and strengthen your teeth. This varnish is applied by Dr. Pan directly to your teeth after a cleaning. It is left in place to allow the fluoride to attract minerals to your teeth that strengthen them, lessen sensitivity, and prevent tooth decay.
Sealants consist of a liquid dental resin, which is applied directly to your rear teeth. This resin is clear, and hardens into a strong, transparent barrier when exposed to ultraviolet light. This barrier prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food particles from contacting the teeth directly, stopping the formation of cavities, and protecting your tooth. With proper application, your sealants can last up to 10 years or longer.
Periodontal care may be required if you have gum disease. Deep cleaning (scaling & root planing) is the first step. Dr. Pan will clean between your teeth and gums, and smooth the roots of your teeth to eliminate bacteria.
In more extreme cases, surgery may be necessary to fight periodontal disease. Gum flap surgery involves folding the gums back and cleaning the roots of your teeth, then re-attaching the gums so that they can heal. Gum grafting may also be required in advanced cases of gum disease, to restore damaged gum tissue and reattach loose and damaged teeth.
Oral cancer screenings are part of every six-month teeth cleaning and oral exam at Pine Avenue Smiles by Dr. Ricky Pan. Dr. Pan will examine your mouth for signs and indicators of oral cancer, such as discolored patches of tissue, lesions, bumps, and other such problems. This provides you with peace of mind and, in the rare case we notice an issue that demands further investigation, we can refer you to get a biopsy and get the care you need right away.
If you're planning your first visit to our office, be sure to take advantage of our new patient special and save on the preventive care you need to get started on your path to dental wellness. Our new patient special includes: