Preventive Care & Dental Cleanings in Concord, CA
When you need a reliable, gentle dentist in Concord, CA, you can trust Clayton Dental Group to safeguard your smile. Dr. Haidari and his skilled team provide top preventive care in Concord and beyond, using advanced technologies like 3D digital X-rays, intraoral and extraoral cameras, and intraoral scanners to keep our patients comfortable and spot potential issues early on.
We offer the following preventive dental services at our dental office in Concord, CA:
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
Our team believes in complete oral health care program that includes home care and regular dental visits as the foundation for healthy teeth and gums. Prophylaxis involves the removal of plaque and tartar above and below the gum line using specialized instruments. These visits are critical in maintaining the healthiest possible condition of your teeth and gums. The benefits include plaque removal, a healthier-looking smile, and custom guidance in maintaining proper oral hygiene at home between professional cleaning appointments.
At Clayton Dental Group, we recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, or every 3-4 months for those with periodontal disease.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a pathologic process that often begins without symptoms, making it hard to recognize without an exam. During your oral cancer screening, Dr. Haidari will look for abnormalities and feel the face, glands, and neck for unusual bumps. Lasers may be used to highlight pathologic changes and can "look" below the surface for spots and lesions invisible to the naked eye. Some of the signs that will be investigated are red patches and sores. Red patches on the floor of the mouth or the front of the tongue and bleeding sores that fail to heal easier can indicate cancerous changes.
Leukoplakia is a hardened white or gray, slightly raised lesion that can appear inside the mouth and may be cancerous. If abnormalities, lesions, lumps, or leukoplakia are apparent, Dr. Haidari will provide custom recommendations for your needs.
Nightguards For TMJ Pain and Bruxism
If you grind your teeth (bruxism) at night and suffer from headaches, TMJ, jaw pain, or tooth wear, Dr. Haidari may recommend a custom night guard to protect your teeth and prevent the uncomfortable side effects of bruxism, including painful headaches.
A BiteStrip® is available through our office to diagnose bruxism at home. The device is a small electromyography that can sense and monitor activity in the jaw muscles during sleep.
Mouthguards For Athletics
One of your best pieces of insurance is a custom athletic mouthguard. Our mouthguards are customized to fit each tooth, providing superior teeth protection - and even further protection against concussions!
When teeth are missing from a patient's mouth, the surrounding bone and gums can shrink and recede quickly. This can be avoided with socket preservation. Dr. Haidari utilizes several techniques that can be used to preserve the bone and minimize bone loss after an extraction.
In the standard procedure, the tooth is removed, and the socket is filled with bone or bone substitute. It is then covered with gum, artificial membrane, or tissue-stimulating proteins to encourage the body's natural ability to repair the socket. With this method, the socket heals, eliminating shrinkage and collapse of surrounding gum and facial tissues. The newly formed bone in the socket also provides a foundation for a dental implant to replace the tooth.
Desensitizing Treatments For Sensitive Teeth
Do you experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods? To help you return to enjoying your favorite foods, Dr. Haidari can help assess the cause of the sensitivity and provide non-invasive treatment to keep your symptoms at bay.
Top Preventive Care & Dental Cleanings In Concord, CA
Maintaining your regular preventive care appointments is critical to keeping your smile healthy for life. Call Clayton Dental Group today to schedule your dental exam or preventive cleaning!