Preventive Dentistry – Newark, CA

Protecting Your Smile from Cavities and Gum Disease

Mother and young daughter smiling outdoors after preventive dentistry in Newark

Some people only go to the dentist if there is something wrong with their smiles. However, if cavities and gum disease are caught early on, they can be treated long before they lead to any lasting consequences. On top of that, the right preventive care can potentially stop problems from happening in the first place. Is it almost time for your next dental visit? You can schedule a preventive dentistry checkup and cleaning with our team at Newpark Mall Family Dental Group by giving our Newark dental office a call today.

Why Choose Newpark Mall Family Dental Group for Preventive Dentistry?

  • Focus on Keeping Patients Comfortable
  • Dental Experts You Can Trust
  • Various Insurance Plans Accepted

Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings

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Even if your smile feels fine, there could be problems that you are unlikely to notice on your own. When you visit us for a dental checkup, we will carefully examine your mouth for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues that require prompt professional attention. If any plaque or tartar buildup is found, we will gently remove it from your teeth and gums so that it can’t cause any further problems. Let us know if you’re nervous about your visit; we can take steps to make sure you stay comfortable.

Children’s Dentistry

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The dental care that your child receives while they’re young will make it easier for them to maintain a healthy smile later in life. No two children have the exact same dental needs, so rest assured that we will always customize the care that your little one receives. We’ll also make sure that you have all the information you need regarding your child’s oral development. That way, if any problems occur, you can take the appropriate action to deal with them.

Oral Cancer Screening

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If you have ever had a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed, you have likely undergone an oral cancer screening without even realizing it. While we’re taking a look at your mouth, we can check for symptoms that could indicate the presence of cancer, such as unusual lumps or discolored patches. People who have oral cancer diagnosed and treated early on tend to have better survival odds. If we find warning signs of cancer, we will let you know what steps you should take next.

Fluoride Treatment

Young dental patient with fluoride trays on her teeth

Fluoride can help make your enamel stronger and more resistant to tooth decay. Depending on the state of your oral health, we may recommend having a fluoride treatment performed in order to keep your chances of developing cavities as low as possible. This treatment is both quick and painless, and it can easily be performed at the end of a regular dental checkup and cleaning. It simply involves taking a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel or varnish and placing it on the teeth.

Nightguards for Bruxism

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Having bruxism means that you routinely grind and clench your teeth without meaning to. Since this can occur while you’re asleep, you might not even realize that it’s happening until our team finds signs of it during your next checkup. Repeated grinding and clenching can wear your teeth down over time, so we recommend that you start wearing a nightguard to avoid further damage. While you can get a nightguard at the store, the ones that we offer can be personalized to fit perfectly on your teeth.