Preventive Dentistry – Long Beach, CA
Stopping Dental Issues Early On
You’ve probably heard the expression, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to dental health, prevention can be worth hundreds or even thousands of dollars! That’s because oral health problems become more expensive to treat the longer they remain unaddressed. With regular dental visits, Dr. Listiyo and his team can detect and treat these issues in conservative, cost-effective ways to save you from major headaches later on. Contact us to schedule your next visit!
Why Choose Listiyo Family Dental for Preventive Dentistry?
- Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority
- Patients of All Ages Welcome
- Dental Insurance Accepted & Maximized
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
Since tooth decay, gum disease, and similar problems often don’t cause discomfort until the later stages, it’s important to have them diagnosed as early as possible by attending two dental checkups and cleanings each year. After your exam, one of our hygienists can give your teeth a thorough cleaning, which removes plaque and tartar deposits that contribute to oral health concerns.
Nightguards for Bruxism
If you often start your mornings with a headache or jaw pain, you may unknowingly be grinding your teeth and clenching your jaw while you sleep. Called bruxism, this condition can seriously wear down and weaken your teeth in the long run. To help your pearly whites stay safe while you’re asleep, Dr. Listiyo can create a personalized nightguard for you to wear to bed. It will form a soft yet powerful cushioning between your upper and lower arches.
When this mineral is exposed to the teeth, it is absorbed into the enamel, making the teeth stronger and more decay-resistant. Fluoride can even reverse early-stage cavities that are just starting to form. If you’re not receiving enough fluoride from your drinking water or toothpaste, our team can apply an extra-strength fluoride gel directly to your teeth after your routine cleaning.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Part of your regular dental exams involves screening the soft tissues in your mouth for signs of oral cancer, such as unexplained lumps or slow-healing sores. Oral cancer has a higher mortality rate than many other types of cancer, and the best way to increase the chance of successful recovery is to detect and treat the condition early on. If Dr. Listiyo finds any concerning signs in your mouth, he’ll arrange for you to promptly receive a proper diagnosis.