Preventative dentistry is the most important thing you can do to maintain the health and beauty of your smile for a lifetime. Nicolas A. Ravon DDS MSD in Beverly Hills offers a comprehensive preventative dentistry program that involves some of the most advanced techniques for preventing damage to your teeth and repairing minor damage that has begun.
If you are in need of a visit to the dentist to help protect your teeth from damage and decay through preventative dentistry, please call (310) 275-5325 or contact Dr. Nicolas Ravon today for an appointment.
It’s like a visit to the spa for your teeth. A professional cleaning from our experienced and very talented registered dental hygienists takes over where your home care regimen leaves off. With a delicate touch our hygienists remove any accumulation that daily brushing and flossing has left behind, so your gums will stay healthy and your teeth will stay strong and white.
Complete and thorough assessment and analysis of your total oral health including:
Screening for early and pre-symptomatic indicators of oral cancer for earliest possible diagnosis and treatment.
Charting and measurement to provide a graphic description and record your state of oral health is important to preventative dentistry. This includes: caries (decay), restorations, missing or malposed teeth, pocket depths, bleeding, and numerous other indicators.
X-rays and radiographs to examine what is going on beneath the surface of your teeth, see their inner structure, roots, and the bones of the jaw.
Detailed examination and analysis of bite function and jaw health.
Detailed examination and analysis of tooth health, structure, function, and surrounding tissues.
Evaluation and recommendation for enhancement in both esthetic function and appearance.
An important part of preventative dentistry and stopping the early stages of periodontal disease, scaling removes plaque, calculus, and stain from the crown and root surfaces of teeth. The procedure involves cleaning the root of the tooth which, because it is softer than the enamel of the tooth, is more easily affected by build-up of plaque, tartar, and other inflammatory agents. If the root has been impacted by decay, root planing is used to smooth the surface. A smooth root surface also provides less opportunity for bacteria to remain and form calculus which is an important part of stopping periodontal disease and maintaining healthy gums.
Caries Management is the preventative dentistry against and treatment of tooth decay. Usually caused by bacteria, caries is the breakdown of the tooth’s hard tissues. Our preventative dentistry treatments include,
The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and replaced with a composite filling that matches the tooth color.
A preventative dentistry method that seals the tooth to help resist any further bacterial infection.
A highly concentrated topical fluoride solution applied to the tooth surface to help prevent decay, remineralize the tooth surface, and treat hypersensitivity.
For people with elevated risk of developing decay, professional fluoride gel application can significantly reduce that risk.
Recent research has discovered in human beings, a gene that regulates the production of proteins which destroy bone and soft tissue (like our teeth and gums). Through DNA testing it is possible identify persons who have large amounts of these proteins and a predisposition that can lead to periodontal disease.
The longer you wait between dental appointments, the more likely it is that decay will develop or worsen, requiring something more than preventative dentistry treatments.