Preventative Dental Care

Dr. Eiswert at Smile Makers offers complete preventative dental care for you and your whole family. Preventative dentistry means not waiting to visit Dr. Eiswert until you have a toothache. Painless dentistry is reality at Smile Makers conveniently located in Apple Valley and Silver Lakes especially when you are diligent about your dental appointments. If you have dental insurance there is no excuse to neglect your oral health. Dr. Joseph and his caring staff are in network dental providers for most major dental insurances in the San Bernardino County region. Even if you do not have dental insurance, Dr. Eiswert will see you and your family and work out a payment arrangement that will be acceptable to your budget.

What is Preventative Dental Care?

Preventative dental care is a proactive approach to your dental health. Most patients need to visit the dentist twice a year. These visits entail a thorough dental examination, dental radiographs, and periodontal evaluation. A dental cleaning, scaling and root planing can be performed at the initial visit or will be rescheduled for a later appointment. Any new problems will be addressed immediately. Delay in treatment ultimately leads to bigger dental problems. Large decay can mean dental crowns, and even extraction. There are many benefits to regular dental visits. Just like maintaining anything of value, when you regularly visit Dr. Eiswert, the chances are you will not have an extensive treatment plan.

Home Oral maintenance

Brushing and flossing are the single most important tasks you and our family should try to make a habit. Inter proximal decay or decay between the teeth is quite common for patients that do not abide by preventative care. The tooth brush needs to be the proper size and bristle strength for the brushing process to be effective. Smile Makers in Apple Valley is all about preventative dental education. Our dental hygienists, assistants and of course Dr. Joseph Eiswert is there to educate you and your family on the basics of good oral hygiene. Lasting success and maintenance of your oral cavity at home will lead to decay free visits.

Fluoride and Prevention of Tooth Decay

For the children, fluoride treatments may prevent tooth decay. The fluoride makes the enamel stronger by interacting with the enamel rods in the tooth structure. During preventative dental care at Smile Makers, fluoride may be administered to the tooth enamel. At home, fluoride is found in drinking water as well as toothpaste and mouthwashes. With regular dental examinations, Dr. Eiswert will discuss the necessity of fluoride treatments with you.