Preventative Dentistry in Santa Maria, CA

Preventative Dentistry in Santa Maria, CA

Preventative dentistry encompasses measures, treatments, and procedures focused on preventing problems with the teeth and gums, such as tooth decay and gum disease, and keeping your smile bright and healthy.  

Patients of all ages should see the dentist regularly for preventive care and treatments, and this is especially important for children. Children who see a dentist from a young age are more likely to have good oral hygiene habits in the future and avoid oral health problems. All children should see a dentist by their first birthday or within a few months of their first tooth erupting.  

Regular visits help our dentist at Town Center Dental identify potential problems early on so they can be treated as soon as possible. During your routine appointments, our dentist will work to keep your smile clean and healthy and recommend the right preventative oral care for you.    

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Types of Preventative Dental Care

Checkups and Cleanings 

Routine checkups and cleanings are among the most important preventative care procedures. During your routine appointment every six months, we take X-rays, clean your teeth to ensure they are free of plaque and tartar buildup, and examine your mouth for signs of decay or gum disease.  

Regular cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy and prevent gum disease or cavities from developing. Regular exams are the best way to catch dental issues in their early stages so they can be treated before they cause complications or pain.  

Fluoride Treatments, Oral Cancer Screening, Sealants 

At Town Center Dental, we also provide preventative treatments to help you prevent dental problems before they happen. We provide fluoride treatments and screenings for oral cancer. Fluoride will help keep your teeth strong and healthy, while oral cancer screenings are the best way to catch cancer early on and get you the treatment you need immediately. We also provide sealants to help prevent cavities from forming on the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. 

Preventative Appliances 

We offer preventative appliances such as nightguards that can prevent the effects of teeth grinding, which can wear down enamel and cause your teeth to become sensitive. We also provide sports guards that protect your teeth against injury while playing contact sports. These preventative appliances will help you stay out of the dental office and keep your smile happy and healthy. 

The Benefits of Preventative Dentistry

Preventative dentistry is important because the earlier you treat dental problems, the better it is for your oral and overall health. If the bacteria that cause tooth decay are not removed on time, they can eventually make their way into the pulp, where they can cause infections. If left untreated, these infections can spread to other parts of the body and cause complications like heart disease and stroke. Additionally, the longer you leave gum disease untreated, the deeper it can reach into the tissues surrounding your teeth, and you may develop bone loss and lose your natural teeth.  

Routine dental cleanings and regular visits to the dentist can help you maintain your oral health and prevent serious issues from occurring in the future. Visit Town Center Dental at 301 E Cook St, Ste F, Santa Maria, CA 93454, or call (805) 925-2652 to schedule your appointment today. 


301 E Cook St, Ste F,
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Office Hours

MON - THU8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI8:00 am - 3:00 pm

SAT - SUNClosed