Keep your smile fresh and overall dental health excellent
Why Should You Choose Dental Oasis for Your Preventive Dentistry Needs?
For all your preventive dentistry, Dental Oasis of Orange County is here to help. We believe that a beautiful smile starts with a healthy one. With services like cleanings, exams, and oral cancer screenings, you can prevent a number of dental problems including tooth decay.
For over 20 years, Dr. Brian Toorani has been raising the bar for patient care and services. At Dental Oasis of Orange County, we go the extra mile to ensure our patients have a relaxing visit to our office. We know visiting the dentist can be a frightening experience to some and we make every effort to make our patients comfortable and at ease.
With our modern, spa-like dental office, you can leave your worries at the door and let us handle the rest. Dr. Brian Toorani, our lead dentist, treats every patient as if they were family, and will go above and beyond for all their dental care needs.
Why You Should Have Preventative Services Every Six Months
Did you know you should be seeing the dentist every six months, instead of once a year? The American Dental Association recommends that every six months adults and children should be visiting their dentist for cleanings and exams. There are a few reasons why it is essential to have these services done more than just once a year and the benefits are significant.
- Identify problems sooner
- Prevent tooth decay
- Note changes with teeth or gums
- Create a treatment plan for existing problems
While you may only need a cleaning every six months, you will need to have x-rays performed once a year. At Dental Oasis of Orange County, we use the latest technology in our office with digital x-rays. This gives us enhanced imagery to identify problems with teeth better than traditional x-ray machines. Digital x-rays will identify problems sooner if you have them done once a year. For optimal oral health visiting us twice, a year is highly recommended.
Are You Worried About The Condition of Your Smile?
Not visiting the dentist for a while can lead to many dental problems. The most common being cavities. But these aren’t the only issues that can arise. Progressive tooth decay can cause teeth to break. When this happens, you may have to have a crown placed, or have it extracted.
Many of these dental worries can be identified sooner and treated earlier with regular visits to Dental Oasis of Orange County. Letting dental problems go on for too long can lead to more significant issues. These can be more expensive to repair, or result in tooth loss. Keep your natural teeth in optimal condition with preventative care visits.
For A Long Lasting Healthy Smile
How would you like to keep your natural teeth, and not worry about having to replace missing ones? With regular preventative care visits, you can ensure your teeth remain healthy for many years to come. You only have one set of adult teeth, and keeping them in good condition is essential to your overall health.
For children, you should bring them in as soon as they get their first tooth. Practicing good oral habits at an early age will give them the building blocks for a healthier smile for the rest of their lives.
Our Guarantee To You
We guarantee that with preventative care visits with Dental Oasis of Orange County, we will keep your teeth in gums in excellent condition. We know visiting the dentist, for some, isn’t at the top of their list of things to do, but we make it as easy and as comfortable as possible.
Patients who are proactive about improving their oral health are still encouraged to see their dentist at least once or twice a year for a routine teeth cleaning. Because plaque, a type of bacterial film, can develop just a short while after a person eats, it’s nearly impossible to keep teeth completely clean throughout the day. And if plaque remnants are missed, they can turn into a hardened substance called tartar, which can only be removed by the instruments at a dentist’s office.
During regular teeth cleaning, your dentist at Dental Oasis Of Orange County will use an ultrasonic instrument, dental scalers, and/or dental picks, to safely scrape and loosen plaque and tartar off of enamel. Teeth are then rinsed with water and dried. The dentist will use a prophy cup, which is a motorized rubber instrument that contains an abrasive paste, to polish teeth. He or she will clean off any remaining paste with a water irrigator before applying fluoride into a plastic tray to further strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Fluoride treatment can sometimes be an optional step depending on the dentist office, so a patient should double-check with the doctor if he or she wants a deeper teeth cleaning.
Annual or bi-annual oral exams are not just about polishing up an individual’s teeth: they’re about overall oral health. Oral exams are important because dentists will be able to catch cavities, early gum disease, and ulcers or chronic sores that could indicate cancer. Although tooth polishing is a part of a regular teeth cleaning, the dentist can also check for dental caries or enlarged gum pockets during this time. He or she will be able to thoroughly clean a patient’s teeth and remove any hardened calculus.
At the beginning of an oral exam, a patient will be able to update his or her medication list, medical history, and lifestyle habits. For example, if an individual has just been diagnosed with diabetes, he or she may be more susceptible to gingivitis and periodontitis. By having an oral exam, a patient will be able to be more aware of their personal risk factors for dental issues. Although a dentist will ask a patient about their medical history, this appointment can also be a good time for patients to point out any concerns or pain in their mouth. The dentist will take x-rays to diagnose any issues and then those can be used as a baseline of health for the next oral exam.
Sealants are a preventative dental treatment intended to stave off decaying enamel. Sealants are made out of synthetic resins, like plastics, then applied directly to a tooth’s chewing surface. The sealant seeps into the nooks and crannies of the enamel and creates a shield against plaque and tartar formation. Some resins even have mixtures of fluoride which can distribute over time, making the sealants that much stronger.
Dental sealants are typically used for children and some teenagers, but adults can opt for this treatment as well. Because premolars and molars are the main chewing teeth and can be difficult to clean thoroughly, these are often the teeth chosen for sealants. Before sealants are applied, a dentist will clean and dry the teeth thoroughly and apply an acidic etching gel to their surface. This gel is completely safe and not only helps to kill bacteria but to help the sealant bond to the tooth.
The dentist will then use a brush or syringe to apply the sealant, which is cured with a blue light. Once the sealant is dried, a patient will need to bite down and make sure that the resin does not create any snags that would otherwise hinder a person?s natural bite. If the sealants are too thick, a dentist can easily buff the down with a drill. This procedure is painless and can easily be completed in one office visit; patients can even eat and drink very soon after.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Teeth whitening is the most popular cosmetic dentistry service because it has minimal risks and can quickly brighten a patient’s smile. This service is great for anyone who has stains or discoloration that cannot be fixed by regular cleanings or at-home remedies.
Unlike over-the-counter products, the dentist will use a higher concentration of hydrogen peroxide, so patients can see a greater difference in shades after one or two visits. If a person know that he or she has highly sensitive teeth, then a dentist can adjust the bleaching solution to better fit his or her needs; special toothpaste can also be used to reduce sensitivity.
During the procedure, the dentist will cover up a patient’s gums and lips so that the bleaching gel does not irritate them or cause sensitivity later on. After the bleaching gel is applied, then the dentist will use an LED or halogen light to speed the bleaching process. In fact, this light curing can speed the whitening process up enough that a person may only need one visit to get the results they want!
If a patient does not want to whiten their teeth at the dentist’s office, whitening trays can be created for at-home usage; although, this method may take a little longer for patients to see results.
For those that grind their teeth at night or bruxism, having a nightguard made that fits your teeth perfectly can lessen the chance of tooth decay due to wear.
Preventative Dentistry With Dental Oasis!
A Beautiful Smile Starts With a Healthy One.
Are you ready to take charge of your dental health? Contact our office today to schedule your preventative care appointment. At Dental Oasis we pride ourselves on delivering the best patient care in Huntington Beach, CA.
From the extensive services we offer to the use of the latest cutting edge technology, we are confident you will be thrilled with the results. To schedule, an appointment give our office a call at (714) 894-7700 or use our request an appointment online feature anytime
Dental Oasis Of Orange County is located at 7777 Edinger Ave #232, Huntington Beach, CA 92647