Maintain Optimal Oral Health With Preventative Dentistry Services

a smiling woman after a dental cleaningThe best type of dentistry is preventative dentistry! Regular exams and cleanings can help avoid future dental problems. By regularly visiting your dentist and practicing at-home oral care, you can keep your smile healthy. If you are searching for a dentist, look no further than Digital Smiles. With locations in Lawndale, Long Beach, Torrance, Yorba Linda, San Pedro, and Rancho Palos Verdes, California, we offer comprehensive dentistry services for local residents.

Dental Exams and Cleanings

If you are trying to maintain a healthy smile, one of the best things you can do is keep up your regular dental checkups! By seeing your dentist on a regular basis, any dental issues can be caught and addressed early. A small cavity can cause less damage to your smile if treated right away. Gum disease can be easily treated when caught early as well. By visiting your dentist regularly, professional cleanings help to remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to tooth decay.

In addition to regular checkups, at-home oral hygiene is important! Consistent brushing and flossing help protect your smile from damage. Avoiding sugary foods until you can brush immediately is also a good way to avoid decay.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a mineral used to strengthen the teeth and also avoid cavities. Fluoride can be administered in many ways, including through your toothpaste and mouthwash. Fluoride treatments are recommended to help you have stronger, healthier teeth. Your dentist can administer a fluoride treatment at your next regular checkup to help prevent harmful bacteria from damaging your smile.

Laser Cleanings

We are pleased to offer laser cleanings! With laser technology, we can remove plaque buildup and treat certain dental issues without the use of a drill. Plus, in many cases, laser cleanings are so minimally invasive that there is hardly any need for anesthesia. It can also help to preserve more of your natural tooth during cavity removal, meaning that you can keep on smiling long after your laser cleaning appointment!

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry focuses on maintaining optimal oral health to prevent dental issues before they arise. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and proactive oral hygiene are essential for preventing dental problems and maintaining a healthy smile.

It is generally recommended to schedule dental checkups every six months. However, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits based on your individual oral health needs.

During a dental checkup, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, check for signs of decay or gum disease, perform a dental cleaning, and may take X-rays to detect hidden issues. It is an opportunity to address any concerns and receive personalized preventative dental care.

Dental X-rays are safe in small amounts and play a crucial role in detecting issues not visible during a visual exam. The frequency of X-rays depends on your oral health, with many patients requiring them every 1-2 years.

Preventative dentistry offers numerous benefits, including early detection and treatment of dental issues, reduced risk of cavities and gum disease, and overall improved oral health. It also helps in maintaining a brighter smile and can prevent the need for more extensive and costly treatments.

Practicing good oral hygiene at home is vital for preventative dentistry. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, maintaining a balanced diet, and avoiding tobacco products. Regular dental checkups complement these efforts for comprehensive preventative care.


Schedule an Appointment Today

For more information about preventative dentistry or to schedule your next dental checkup, contact Digital Smiles today. We have locations in Lawndale, Long Beach, Torrance, Yorba Linda, San Pedro, and Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, and provide flexible financing and special offers to make it more affordable to receive preventative dentistry services.

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14610 Hawthorne Blvd.
Lawndale, CA 90260


Monday - Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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Long Beach

6226 E Spring St, Ste 230
Long Beach, CA 90815


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23326 Hawthorne Blvd, Ste 190
Torrance, CA 90505


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Yorba Linda

19831 Yorba Linda Blvd, Ste A
Yorba Linda, CA 92886


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Palos Verdes

550 Deep Valley Dr, Ste 347
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274


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Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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San Pedro

2470 South Western Ave.
San Pedro, CA 90732


Monday - Friday: 8:30am-5:30pm