Regularly removing food debris and bacteria is a key element of having good oral health, and it gives our patients the best chance at a terrific general dentistry checkup. The best way to care for your teeth and gums at home is to brush, floss, and rinse with fluoridated products. The general dentistry professionals at Fit Dental recommend brushing twice and flossing once every day. Regular hygiene goes a long way toward ensuring you have great regular dental visits, and helps you prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Your oral health is the foundation for a beautiful smile.
When you come in for your visit at Fit Dental, our general dentistry team will evaluate your dental health and educate you about oral hygiene. We will check for disease, infections, decay, and cancer. If any problems are detected, such as early signs of cavities or gum disease, our experienced general dentist will recommend the best treatments for repairing your oral health. Our Yuba City dental hygienists can give you a professional cleaning that will ensure your gum and tooth health. We scrub off the plaque from your enamel, and polish your teeth to a nice gleam. Your mouth will feel fantastic, and your smile will look great!
At our Yuba City general dentistry practice, we offer our general dentistry services to create a solid foundation of oral health. Whether you need gum disease therapy to reduce periodontal infections or a root canal to treat a diseased tooth, our Fit Dental general dentist can treat your diseased and damaged mouth. We offer general dentistry for children and adults, because we want you and your family to enjoy a very fit smile!
Protecting smiles from potential damage and decay can include a number of factors, including thorough at-home care and regular preventive dentistry checkups. One of the simplest ways to protect smiles is to apply dental sealants. These thin, protective layers of clear plastic place a barrier between your tooth enamel and decay-causing bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Sealants are especially effective for patients who are developing their oral hygiene skills, prone to decay, and those who have deep pits and grooves in the biting surfaces of teeth that allow bacteria to accumulate. The process is simple. We apply a thin layer of liquid sealant to the chewing surface of the molars and premolars, then use a curing light to harden the sealant into place. Once in position, sealants are completely clear, and can remain in place for several years.
Oral cancer claims one life an hour on average, and of those diagnosed this year, more than half will not live five years. Researchers at the Oral Cancer Foundation posit that these startling statistics are the results of late stage diagnosis, so the best way to decrease the number of oral cancer-related deaths is to begin treatment earlier. That’s why Fit Dental includes screening for oral cancer as an essential component of every dental checkup in our Yuba City, CA dentistry office. Oral cancer screening is simple, straightforward, and painless. We use visual and tactile examinations to screen for the common signs of oral cancer, including:
Fit Dental in Yuba City, CA is a proud provider of Under Armour athletic mouthguards, patented mouthpieces designed to protect an athlete’s mouth and jaw. Under Armour mouthguards can increase a sports player’s stamina, airflow, strength, and performance. If you have a sports player in your family, from junior high to college and adult athletes, we invite you to make an appointment to get your customized professional athletic mouthguard.
At our Yuba City restorative dentistry practice, we want you to have a beautifully fit smile, and your gums are the foundation for that gorgeous grin! Did you know about 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease? Some people aren’t even aware because, unfortunately, there aren’t always symptoms. Gum disease isn’t just a problem for your mouth, either. Scientific research has found links between periodontal infections and several types of systemic disorders including coronary artery disease, non-fatal strokes, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes.
At Fit Dental in Yuba City, we perform scaling and root planing gum disease therapies. Scaling is a procedure where we remove bacteria from above and below the gum line. Root planing is the smoothing of the tooth roots to prevent future plaque and tartar buildup and renew your oral health. Following scaling and root planing procedures, we may also recommend oral or topical antibiotic therapy to reduce plaque-producing oral bacteria. Patients who have suffered from gum disease will need to come into our office more often for professional cleanings. Healthy patients visit us twice a year, but patients with periodontal disease will need to visit three or four times annually.
We are happy to offer our comprehensive dental services for patients at every stage of dental development. That means our office welcomes your entire family to visit one convenient location for all oral health care needs. We offer a number of dental treatments that are traditionally geared to growing smiles, including dental sealants and athletic mouthguards. However, the most important part of caring for young patients is offering them the same superior quality dentistry services we provide for adults. That means we take the time to make sure they’re comfortable, answer all questions in language they easily understand, and educate them about caring for their smile. We do all that we can to ensure your child looks forward to visiting our office, and to encourage them to care for their smiles at home.
The temporomandibular joints are the small tissues connecting the jaw with the skull bone. When these joints are strained or damaged, the result can be painful or limited jaw movement. We offer a variety of treatments at Fit Dental to relieve pain and renew your full jaw function.