The Artistic Center for Dentistry
General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Santa Monica, CA
Your teeth are meant to be with you for life, which is why preventive care is so important when it comes to maintaining good oral health. Sanaz Khoubnazar, DMD, at The Artistic Center for Dentistry in Santa Monica, California, provides many preventive treatments, including dental cleanings, sealants, and fluoride. To schedule an appointment for preventive care, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Prevention Q & A
What kinds of preventive care options are available?
Dr. Khoubnazar understands every person is different and has different needs when it comes to preventive care. She offers a full array of preventive care options, including:
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental sealants
- Routine exams, including cleaning
- Deep cleaning using root planing and scaling
Dr. Khoubnazar also provides lifestyle and nutritional guidance and advice to help you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
How do I know which preventive care is most appropriate for me?
While routine cleanings are ideal for every patient, other preventive care options might not be suited to your needs. Dr. Khoubnazar recommends the most appropriate preventive treatments during your office visit based on what she encounters during your oral exam.
What are sealants?
Dental sealants are clear, protective coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of your back teeth or molars to protect them from wear and to prevent tiny cracks and fissures that provide places for decay-causing bacteria to enter. Sealants are applied as a liquid but soon dry to a hard, protective coating designed to last for years, and they can be reapplied as necessary.
During placement of your sealants, your teeth are first thoroughly cleaned and dried. Before the sealant is painted on your teeth, an acid is applied to your teeth to help the sealant adhere. Dr. Khoubnazar uses a curing light to help harden the sealant.
What are the benefits of fluoride treatments?
Fluoride treatments help strengthen tooth enamel, the strong coating on the exterior surfaces of your teeth, so they're not as likely to be damaged by acids from sugary or starchy foods or bacteria. When applied regularly, fluoride treatments can help reverse decay in its earliest stages and speed remineralization in teeth that have become “etched” or damaged by plaque, acids, and bacteria.
Fluoride treatments are especially effective in children, but they can be helpful in protecting adult teeth as well. Ask Dr. Khoubnazar if fluoride treatments are a good choice for you.
Dr. Khoubnazar wants to help you maintain good oral health to prevent decay and disease. To schedule a preventive appointment today, call The Artistic Center for Dentistry or use the online booking feature.