Preventive Dentistry

Holistic dentistry focuses on full-body health and wellness, so Dr. Maryam Jackson prioritizes prevention for her patients. We can treat gum disease and restore cavities, but it is better for you and your oral and general health if we can prevent them from developing in the first place.

The American Dental Association’s recommendation is for oral health checkups every six months for adults and children. If you have gum disease or are at increased risk for cavities, we may recommend more frequent visits to help you maintain healthy teeth and gums.

Comprehensive Dental Exams

During your six-month dental exams at our Orange, CA dental office, our dentist performs the following:

  • Updates your dental records
  • Checks for signs of gum disease
  • Inspects your teeth for cavities and damage
  • Takes digital x-rays as needed
  • Performs a bite analysis
  • Completes an oral cancer screening

If Dr. Jackson detects cavities or gum disease, she will create a long-term treatment plan using minimally invasive dentistry to ensure your dental health and general wellbeing.

Cleanings with a Dental Hygienist

Cleaning appointments with one of our experienced hygienists include:

  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Oral pH testing
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Ozone therapy
  • Recommendations for improved oral hygiene at home

Many patients are pleasantly surprised by how much better their smiles look and feel after a thorough dental cleaning. Not only will your teeth feel slick and look brighter, but you will enjoy fresher breath and the knowledge that your smile is as clean as it can be.

Prompt Gum Disease Treatment

What happens in your mouth also affects your body, and untreated periodontal infections are linked to numerous general health conditions, including:

  • Heart and lung disease
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Stroke

If you have gum disease, we will tailor treatment depending on how far it has advanced. For patients with mild gum disease or gingivitis, we perform a thorough teeth cleaning and provide tips for improving your oral hygiene habits.

If we find periodontitis or advanced gum disease, our hygienist will perform a deep cleaning called scaling and root planing. This treatment eliminates plaque and tartar above and below the gumline and smooths root surfaces to help prevent reinfection.

Helping You Understand Your Oral Health Needs

As an experienced dentist, Dr. Jackson understands that informed and involved patients tend to experience better oral health overall. That is why so much of our technology is devoted to educating our patients on their dental needs.

Intraoral cameras include you in the process as our dentist performs your dental exams. The little digital camera lights up the inside of your mouth, so you can see what she sees and better understand your oral health needs.

It’s also easy to share digital x-rays and show you what’s happening inside your teeth and under your gums. Because you have the full picture of your oral health needs, you can make confident and informed decisions about dental treatment.

Schedule Your Next Six-Month Dental Exam

We would love to welcome you to Smiles of Orange and show you how minimally-invasive holistic dentistry can benefit you. Please call us at (714) 997-5495 to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning.

It is our pleasure to provide preventive dentistry to patients of all ages in Orange, Villa Park, Tustin, Yorba Linda, Brea, Santa Ana, Irvine, Newport Beach, and surrounding communities.