Preventive Dentistry - Torrance, CA
Protecting Healthy Teeth & Gums
Our number one priority is to help patients create and maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. Every service we offer helps us achieve this goal, but none more so than our available services for general and preventive dentistry in Torrance, CA. Through checkups and cleanings, as well as dental sealants and oral cancer screenings, we want to be proactive about helping you maintain optimal oral health. Treating common problems early and quickly is essential to creating happy and healthy patients. We’ll also work to prevent these problems from forming in the first place.
Dental Checkups & Teeth Cleanings
We recommend that patients of all ages see a dentist at least twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings. With each appointment, your hygienist will help you clean hard-to-reach areas of your smile, while Dr. Hamzehpour will examine your teeth and gums to look for signs of gum disease, tooth decay, and other common problems. If we find anything during your appointment that needs special attention, we will talk to you about your needs and your treatment options. We can also answer any questions you might have.
Adults are not the only ones who need to see their dentist on a regular basis! Children are just as vulnerable to the most common oral health problems. That’s why Dr. Hamzehpour is happy to serve young patients in and around Torrance. During your child’s visit, we can complete a full oral health assessment and cleaning. We can also talk with you about ways to help your child brush and floss better in between appointments.
Our team offers dental sealants to give young patients extra protection from bacteria that causes tooth decay. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth as a liquid and then cured with a special light to form a thin plastic barrier. Sealants only take a few moments to apply but can provide advanced protection for up to 10 years.
Nightguards for Bruxism & Mouthguards
Dr. Hamzehpour offers nightguards to help patients who struggle with nighttime teeth grinding. This condition, known as bruxism, can lead to serious oral health problems if left untreated. With a custom-made nightguard, we can help you preserve your smile and manage your grinding.
On the other hand, if you’re an athlete, let Dr. Hamzehpour create a custom-made mouthguard for you. Protecting your teeth is important, no matter which sport you play.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Because oral cancer claims approximately one life every hour, we firmly believe in the importance of regular oral cancer screenings. All too often, this deadly disease isn’t diagnosed until it’s already well developed. But through regular screenings at our dental office, it’s possible for us to catch cancer as it’s just beginning, drastically increasing a patient’s chance of making a full recovery.
Fluoride is a mineral that has long been shown to help strengthen the teeth against both decay and cavities, which is why you’ll so often find it in both toothpaste and tap water. Of course, you’ll find it in our dental office as well! As part of every regular checkup, we’ll include a topical fluoride treatment in order to give your teeth a little bit of extra protection between appointments. It’s fast, it’s painless, and it will help stop cavities before they even begin.