Periodic Examination, Cleaning and Hygiene: The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning maintenance. Dr. Rich recommends a scheduled dental examination and cleaning every six months. Included as part of your dental examination will be a thorough cleaning your teeth. Your cleaning will be customized based upon the health of your gums, bone structure and teeth. Through the use of an ultrasonic or sonic scaler and hand instruments to complete the fine hand scaling, Dr. Rich will remove both the harmful plaque and calculus. Other treatments such as medicated gels or prescription mouth rinses may be used in problem areas if necessary. Most importantly, you and Dr. Rich will discuss and develop a daily oral hygiene routine that will keep your smile healthy and attractive. Dr. Rich is leading in family dentistry in Newport Beach and is trusted since 1997.
Fillings: Tooth decay (cavities) is a common, yet preventable, problem for people of all ages. Our first priority is to minimize the risk of tooth decay through your periodic examinations and establishing good, daily oral hygiene routines like brushing and flossing. However, the reality is that today 95% of adults, and 50% of children in the United States are affected by tooth decay. In treating tooth decay, Dr. Rich uses the most advanced techniques and materials to ensure your total comfort and that your filling is durable and natural looking. Dr. Rich will discuss with you several options for tooth restoration including tooth colored composite filling materials and cementable resins and porcelains. No matter which material and procedure works best for you, the end result will be your healthy and beautiful smile.
Sealants: The Division of Oral Health of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends sealants as part of a child’s total preventive dental care. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to protect them from tooth decay. Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs on these surfaces. Sealants protect the chewing surfaces from tooth decay by keeping germs and food particles out of these grooves. Applying sealant is an easy three-step process and can help prevent tooth decay for up to ten years.
For the health of not just your teeth but the overall dental health of your entire family, trust no one but the skills of the family dentistry expert, Dr. Anthony Rich. Give him a call at (949) 642-7950 now. We service within Costa Mesa, Orange County., Corona Del Mar, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach, CA. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact us page and filling out the form.