Lake Forest Preventative Dental Care

Preventative Dental CareLake Forest, CA

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At Meshia Azad DDS, we provide preventative dental care for patients throughout the Lake Forest area and invite you to schedule your children’s dental exams today. We know that teeth are cleaned on a regular basis, it can decrease your risk of getting cavities or experiencing gum disease. Overall, taking the time to have your child’s teeth cleaned can prevent general discomfort and even tooth loss. If your child hasn’t been to the dentist in a while, now is the time to schedule an exam so that you can prevent many common oral health issues that can negative impact their quality of life. We are experts at preventative dental care and will ensure that your child’s appointment is a positive one and that they remain comfortable during their dental exam and treatments.

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The Facts

We practice preventative dental care and are regularly asked why it is so important. Virtually everyone is at risk for tooth decay. Tooth decay is so common that it is the number one infectious disease among children in the United States. Additionally, according to the NIH, 92 percent of adults ages 20 to 64, have had a cavity. With odds like these, the reason for having your teeth cleaned become fairly clear. Simultaneously, we know that there is a direct link between visiting the dentist regularly and maintaining your adult teeth as you age. You can prevent cavities and tooth loss by simply scheduling preventative dental care appointments. To get started call our office at (949) 625-1570. Our friendly team will be happy to schedule an appointment for a time that works with your job and children’s school so that your children can receive the care that they need.

Preventative Dental Care Can Save You Money

In addition to helping you avoid a nasty toothache and saving you time, preventative dental care can also save you money. At Meshia Azad DDS, we can treat your child’s tooth decay or infected tooth, regardless of how minor or severe the problem is. We prefer, however, to identify the problem quickly and before it has the chance to spread and cause them a great deal of discomfort. It is also important to note that if your child has a small cavity, all that they will likely need is for the decayed portion to be removed. A filling can then restore the missing tooth structure. While the cost of every procedure depends on the extent of the work being done, a good rule of thumb is that a filling will cost around a third of what a crown will cost. If you are looking to save money, catching a cavity early, when all that’s needed is a filling, will provide a significant savings. Unfortunately, those that don’t receive regular dental care often wait until the discomfort is so severe that their child can’t stand it any longer. By this point, the decay or infection is likely to be so severe that a crown will be necessary. Given the higher cost, your child could have three fillings for the price of one crown. Therefore, preventative dental care makes financial sense.

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Deep Cleaning Can Prevent Tooth Loss

Another way that preventative dental care can save you money is in the realm of tooth loss. If plaque and bacteria are left on the gums and teeth, it can become trapped underneath the gum tissue. This can cause them to swell and bleed. During regular dental appointments, we can identify early signs of gum disease and perform a deep cleaning if necessary. Once the plaque and bacteria have been removed, the gums should return to good health. However, if gum disease is left untreated, your child’s gums can start to recede, and pockets can be created in the gum tissue. This will expose their teeth to attack, bone, and tooth loss. At that point, they will be forced to either live with a missing tooth or replace it. If you are budget conscious, having your children’s teeth regularly cleaned should, therefore, be a top priority. At Meshia Azad DDS, we can work with you to create a plan for preventative dental care and address any current health issues that your children may have so that your dental work is affordable. If you live in the 92630 area, don’t delay in scheduling your dental exam. Call 949-625-1570 today.

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