Preventive Dentistry – Laguna Niguel, CA

Maintaining Optimal Oral Hygiene for a Beautiful Smile

Did you know that natural tooth loss is completely avoidable? While many people attribute lost permanent teeth to age, the truth is that it’s actually usually due to tooth decay and gum disease – issues that can be avoided with good oral hygiene. In addition to taking care of your smile on a daily basis at home, make sure you’re visiting Dr. Anderson at the Orange County Center for checkups and cleanings every six months to help your natural teeth last a lifetime! We’re looking forward to receiving your call, so we can set up your next appointment for preventive dentistry in Laguna Niguel, CA.

Why Choose Orange County Center for Sedation Dentistry for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Different Forms of Sedation Available
  • One Stop Shop for Dental Care
  • Experienced, Friendly Dental Team

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Dentist capturing smile images during dental checkup and teeth cleaning visit

A lot can happen in your mouth in just six months. Biannual checkups are necessary to catch any signs of damage, decay, or disease long before they become severe problems. Advanced technology such as digital X-rays allow us to get a detailed look at your oral structures and help you make fully informed decisions about your oral health. And of course, we can remove any harmful substances from your teeth that you overlooked while brushing and flossing on your own.

Fluoride Treatment

Patient receiving fluoride treatment

Fluoride is well known to help build strong teeth that are less vulnerable to cavities. If you drink tap water that has been treated with fluoride or use a fluoride-based toothpaste, chances are you get plenty of exposure to this important mineral. But if for some reason your fluoride exposure has been lacking, or if we find that you’re unusually likely to develop cavities, we may recommend having a fluoride treatment performed at your next appointment to strengthen the enamel.

Custom Nightguards for Teeth Grinding

Patient holding a custom nightguard for teeth grinding

Unconscious grinding of your teeth while you’re sleeping is called bruxism. You probably won’t even realize that it’s happening, but we can recognize the signs of teeth that have become excessively worn by the teeth repeatedly grinding against each other. We can create a custom nightguard for you that provides your teeth with protection against bruxism. It works by simply keeping the upper and lower rows of teeth separated; that way they won’t make direct contact and wear each other down when your mouth makes grinding motions.

Oral Cancer Screening 

Dentist holding an oral cancer screening awareness ribbon

One person dies of oral cancer every hour; that’s around 10,850 deaths every year. The tragic part is that oral cancer actually is treatable, but it’s far more difficult to do so once the disease has become advanced. When we’re examining your mouth, we’ll keep an eye out for lumps, growths, and sores that can point towards a possible case of oral cancer. We can go over potential next steps – such as a biopsy – when we discuss our findings with you.