Preventive Dentistry Valencia CA
Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Erik P. Cadra DMD, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.
At Erik P. Cadra DMD, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the preventive dental services that our practice provides.
Your regular dental exam is essential for good oral health, and is designed to discover any needs for treatment and to prevent future problems. Many dental issues are easily preventable with regular exams, and the team at Erik P. Cadra DMD is here to deliver expert evaluation and the best possible experience for you.
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Professional cleanings performed by a hygienist or dental assistant are as important to your dental health as daily brushing and flossing. Twice yearly dental check-ups and cleanings help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat. Left unattended, small treatable problems become worse and may require more extensive, expensive procedures to repair.
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At Erik P. Cadra DMD, we understand that busy parents may find it difficult to schedule dental appointments for the whole family. Finding the right family dentist is a key part of ensuring every member of the family maintains excellent oral health. We can even save you time and money. Our family practice is a one-stop shop for all your family’s dental care needs!
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Dental sealants are a lacquer material that we paint onto the surface of your teeth in predetermined areas to serve as a barrier between the tooth and any debris. We recommend all of our pediatric patients who have grown their permanent molars to protect them with dental sealants.
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Oral Cancer Screening
During your dental visit, Dr. Cadra can talk to you about your health history and examine you for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to Erik P. Cadra DMD can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
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One of the best ways to keep your gums from bleeding when you come in for a cleaning is to floss regularly. Brushing your teeth before or after flossing is less important than whether you floss or not.
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When it comes to protecting your mouth, a mouthguard is an essential piece of athletic gear that should be part of your standard equipment from an early age. While collision and contact sports, such as boxing, are higher-risk sports for the mouth, you can experience a dental injury in non-contact activities too, such as gymnastics and skating.
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Night Guards and Bruxism
Bruxism (teeth grinding) can cause moderate to severe long-term damage to teeth. Constant grinding wears down the surface of the tooth, exposing the soft dentin beneath the enamel. This is why it's important to protect your teeth while you sleep by wearing a bite guard.
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Sleep apnea is a pathological condition that causes problems not only in terms of tiredness, but high blood pressure, or even heart and organ problems. For mild or moderate forms of sleep apnea, our professionals may suggest oral appliance therapy.
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