We are known for the best preventive care in Mission Valley and the surrounding area, which is a point we pride ourselves on and work to maintain. We find that one of the most important parts of our practice is our preventive care Mission Valley team.
With routine checkups and care, we can catch problems early, stop them fast, and save you unnecessary pain and costs big time. At Vaheed Bayette DDS, we care about you and your health, not how much money we can make. We believe in creating a lifelong partnership for all your dental care needs. It’s our mission to keep you happy, healthy and increase the quality of your life by simple, easy to afford, regular care with a dental professional you can trust. With integrity, honesty, and compassion our guiding principles, your well-being is always our priority.
TYPES OF PREVENTIVE CARE
With preventive care in Mission Valley, we can help ensure you never need those extreme procedures. In fact, good oral health can improve your overall health.
Continuing care visits with your dentist are vital to ensuring any decay, gum disease, or damage is caught early and handled swiftly. When we don’t get regular checkups, these issues can grow into bigger and bigger problems, causing more and more damage. We recommend checkups annually, depending on the individual case. We’ll only have you in as much as truly necessary.
At the time of your checkup, we will also get your regular cleaning done. This consists of scraping away unwanted buildup, polishing, flossing, and ensuring your teeth are pristine.
Many patients wonder why they need to get professional cleanings if they’re brushing regularly. While brushing twice daily is imperative to maintaining good oral health, you can’t get everything with at-home cleaning. Plaque still builds up, which if left over time, can turn into tartar, a hard, crusty substance that forms on your teeth and can cause bad breath and destroyed enamel, which can lead to sensitivity, decay (cavities), and potential tooth loss. With regular cleanings, this can be prevented, ensuring you keep your teeth as long as possible. If any problems do arise, such as signs of gum disease, we can set you up with a plan to get you back to top shape.
Fluoride is another treatment we recommend to stave off future dental issues. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral found on earth. It works to strengthen and fight against cavities by helping the body utilize calcium and other essential minerals to repair weakened tooth enamel, by joining into the tooth structure of developing teeth, helping to strengthen against bacteria and cavities for life, and by fighting against cavity-causing bacteria, which can help slow or even reverse cavity development.
Fluoride treatment is simple. It comes in a rinse, gel, foam, or varnish, and can be applied with a brush, swab, or placed into a tray. This is held on your teeth for a few minutes, and that’s it! It’s especially great for kids, as it helps build strong teeth, setting them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth. It can also be used for adults that are prone to cavities to help strengthen them against decay.
WHY IS PREVENTIVE CARE SO IMPORTANT?
Preventive care is arguably the most important part of dentistry. Not only does it help preserve your teeth for the long haul, it saves you from having to do costly, painful procedures down the road.
For example, when cavities are caught early, they’re easy to repair. When left untreated, they can reach deep into the root, causing you to need expensive, invasive procedures like root canals. Another prime example is gum disease. When caught early, it can be reversed with simple measures. If left untreated, it can turn into periodontitis, which can cause tooth loss, and is far more invasive (and expensive) to treat. In some cases, it may even require surgery. Nothing gives our team more joy than seeing our patients happy, healthy, and living well with preventive care in Mission Valley.