Little did you know, most diseases and serious health concerns show their presence in the body by making their marks in our mouth first. The same goes for someone in good health—signs of a healthy body will be shown in the mouth first. Both Fit Dental and the American Dental Association acknowledge that good dental health plays a key role in your overall health. That’s why we recommend visiting your Yuba City dentist semiannually to receive routine dental appointments.
Finding a dentist that offers the preventive services you need to keep your teeth and gums in their best shape can be difficult, but Dr. Ajaipal Sekhon offers the highest standard of dentistry to help you achieve optimal oral health. Fit Dental can help you maintain, improve, and prevent problems in your smile before they advance.
Checkups & Cleanings for All Ages
Establishing good oral health should have started when you were younger. In case it wasn’t, note that your children should start visiting their dentist as soon as their first tooth comes in. Keeping your regular dental appointments every six months dramatically improves overall health and dental health despite age.
During your regular visits, you can expect these things to be inspected: oral tissues, your head and neck, and inner workings of your mouth. This dental exam is used to spot issues like tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, and oral cancer.
Right after your dental exam, Dr. Sekhon will carefully clean the plaque and tartar buildup from all areas of your mouth. Although this isn’t many patients favorite part of their dental appointment, this will dramatically lower your risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and general health issues that can be catalyzed by lingering dental bacteria.
Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Great dentists work hard to prevent dental problems, not just repair them. That’s why Dr. Sekhon offers dental sealants and fluoride treatments.
Dental sealants are a fantastic way to prevent tooth decay. High-risk patients for tooth decay may be recommended to have a simple liquid sealant placed onto the surfaces of their teeth to further stabilize their teeth. We can complete this treatment conveniently during your six-month checkup.
A simple, quick fluoride treatment can dramatically reduce your chances of developing tooth decay and cavities. Typically, fluoride is for our younger patients, but we offer it to any patient who has a history of decay or considered to be a high-risk patient. Again, it’s a simple coat that’s applied to your teeth and further strengthens your teeth.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that more than 50% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer don’t survive the next 5 years?. That statistic is scary! Unfortunately, most patients aren’t aware that they can significantly increase their chances of surviving oral cancer by being diagnosed in its initial stages—by upwards to 80-90%! Before you’re looking for a “dentist near me” because you have detrimental signs of oral cancer, visit Fit Dental for an oral cancer screening during your regular dental appointments. We check for signs of cancer like discolored or inflamed soft tissues, bumps, lumps, and sores that don’t heal normally.
Visit FIT Dental ASAP!
The consensus had been determined a long time ago: exceptional dental care starts with great preventive care. Each time you visit your dentist, we will develop a custom treatment plan for you to help you achieve your optimal oral health. Contact our office today and start working towards your smile goals and truly attain the fit smile you deserve.