Bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease may seem like they’re just part of life, but they don’t have to be. At Dr. Pearce’s Rocklin dental practice, prevention is our primary focus– meaning that we partner with every one of our patients to help them create healthy, natural smiles that will last well into their golden years.
How We Help You:
The ADA recommends that children begin seeing a dentist no later than age one. We also recommend bringing your child with you to your dental visits. At this young age, we can begin creating positive associations with dental visits – associations that will carry into their adult years and shape the future of their dental care. We also educate children on home-care, examine their teeth, and provide cavity-preventing treatments. Let us help your children learn the importance of optimal oral health from a young age.
Close to 92% of adults 20 and older have experienced tooth decay on some level. But we believe we can help change that, which why we encourage all out patients to see us at least twice a year for regular cleanings, in addition to spending plenty of time brushing and flossing at home. Pro-active treatments like these can protect your tooth structure from the plaque and bacteria that cause tooth decay. And to help you, we may even recommend dental sealants or fluoride supplements to provide you with an extra measure prevention.
Bad Breath (Halitosis)
Bad breath is usually caused by poor oral hygiene, and patients who don’t floss can be especially vulnerable. But we can help! With regular cleanings and a commitment to spending more time at the sink each night, bad breath can be controlled. Bad breath can also be a sign of early-stage gum disease, so visit our Rocklin, CA office as soon as possible for a comprehensive oral exam and treatment.
Gum disease usually strikes later in life, but even so, we want to help patients of all ages protect their smiles from this common condition. Why? Because gum disease is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. What’s more, recent studies have shown that patients with gum disease are more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. But with regular dental visits and a daily brushing and flossing routine, you can give your smile the protection it needs to stay healthy.
We can also help with:
- Screening for Oral Cancer
- Alleviating Headaches & Jaw Tension (Bruxism/Grinding)
- Preventing Sports-Related Injuries (Mouthguards)