Preventive Dentistry – Danville, CA

Routine Care for Protecting Your Smile

Why wait to see the dentist until you’re in severe oral pain when scheduling an appointment right now could potentially help you avoid dental problems entirely? We encourage all of our patients to visit us twice a year (or more often depending on their oral health needs) for routine preventive dental checkups and teeth cleanings. If you give our office a call, you can set up your next appointment with our Main Street Family Dental Danville team.

Why Choose Main Street Family Dental Danville for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Team That Cares About Comfort
  • Knowledgeable Dental Experts
  • Dental Insurance Welcome

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

Woman smiling during preventive dentistry checkup

At each dental checkup, our team will check for signs of oral health threats like cavities and gum disease; once we have a picture of your oral health, we can recommend any treatments you might need. If we find plaque or tartar, we’ll gently remove them from your mouth. Please let us know if you are worried about discomfort during dental cleanings. We have ways to help you feel more comfortable while we do what needs to be done to protect your smile from advanced dental issues.

Children’s Dentistry

Young girl in dental chair pointing to her tooth

Our dental team has experience working with patients of all ages, so we’ll be happy to see the younger members of your family for dental checkups and teeth cleanings. We’ll always customize our approach according to your child’s unique needs and comfort level. Please let us know if you have any concerns about the development of your little one’s mouth; we can give you an idea of what can be considered normal and what might require professional intervention.

Oral Cancer Screening

Close up of dental mirror inside of mouth

If you’ve ever visited the dentist before, you’ve probably had an oral cancer screening and may not have even known it. Your regular checkups give us the perfect opportunity to look for lumps, discolored patches, and other symptoms that might point to life-threatening cancer. Early diagnosis and treatment can potentially be life-saving, which is why we consider oral cancer screenings to be such an indispensable part of preventive dentistry. Think of it as one more reason not to skip your biannual dental appointments!

Fluoride Treatment

Young girl getting fluoride treatment during dental checkup

Sometimes, we might determine that your teeth could benefit from a fluoride treatment, which involves applying a concentrated fluoride gel or varnish to your enamel. Absorbing the fluoride will help strengthen the teeth, giving them better resistance against tooth decay in the long term. Please note that a fluoride treatment can be completed in a relatively short amount of time without causing discomfort, so there’s no reason to worry if you’re told that you need one.

Nightguards for Bruxism

Clear nightguard resting on model of the teeth

You might not realize that you have bruxism (a condition that involves grinding and clenching your teeth while you’re asleep), but we may be able to figure out what’s happening if we find that your enamel is unusually worn down. Fortunately, protecting your smile from nighttime bruxism is simpler than you might think; oftentimes, it’s as easy as wearing one of our personalized nightguards to prevent any further unnecessary damage to your pearly whites.