General and Preventive Dentistry in Torrance, CA
Prevention is the best policy for maintaining a healthy smile for the long term. At Total Family Dental Group, we provide patients with dental services and education to ensure that they are able to benefit from a lifetime of good oral health.
Whether you are looking to begin caring for your child’s first tooth, or to schedule your next exam and cleaning, contact our Torrance dentists today.
It is important to understand the necessary steps and techniques to maintain your dental health between cleaning appointments. At our practice, we provide patients with a comprehensive education during the course of their treatment, helping them to understand their individual oral health needs. From diet to personal oral hygiene techniques, we educate patients on the best methods to preserve the health of their smiles.
Should patients require more comprehensive care, this education helps them to understand why this treatment is necessary, and how it can be prevented in the future.
Routine Exams and Cleanings
In an effort to further our patient’s oral health, we provide thorough cleanings and examinations. Cleanings at our office ensure that the portions of patients’ teeth and gums that cannot be reached when brushing and flossing are effectively cleaned. Our Torrance dentists to polish the surface of the teeth, making it difficult for bacteria to accumulate in the future.
Exams at our practice help us show patients individual smile needs that need to be addressed with preventive treatment. In addition to checking the current state of patients’ oral, we check for early signs of oral cancer and other conditions that could be a detriment to the long-term health of the mouth.
Fluoride Treatment and Sealants
Key to preventive dental care is the use of fluoride varnishes. Fluoride treatment following cleanings ensures that the enamel of patients’ teeth is resistant to decay. Varnishes are especially beneficial for patients who do not have fluoride in their drinking water, or who are not old enough for fluoridated toothpaste.
In addition to the varnishes at our practice, we provide patients with dental sealants. These plastic coatings are ideal for young patients with deep grooves in their teeth who would otherwise have difficulty removing the food particles from their teeth. We encourage this treatment for patients while they are still children, as filled teeth cannot be sealed.
Composite Resin Bonding
Should patients experience minor cracks or chips, we provide resin bonding to ensure that the bite remains healthy and that the teeth are not exposed to decay. Composite resin can be used to fill teeth as well, allowing us to remove minor site sites of decay while preserving the appearance of the teeth.
Contact Total Family Dental Group Today
If you are looking to preserve the health of your teeth with minimally invasive and educational care, contact our team today. We provide comprehensive preventive dental services for patients throughout Torrance and the neighboring communities.