Preventive Dentistry

Dr. Barreto provides exceptional preventive dentistry for all patients. Preventive dental care - treatment aimed at maintaining patients' oral health by preventing dental problems from occurring - is one of the most valuable tools in obtaining the healthy, attractive smile you deserve. We provide a number of sophisticated treatment options for our patients, allowing every member of the family to enjoy the benefits of modern dental care. Contact our office today to learn more about how our preventive dentistry practice can help you.
What Is Preventive Dentistry?
Preventive dentistry is the branch of dentistry that focuses on eliminating the causes of many dental problems, thereby preventing those problems from occurring. In particular, preventive dentistry targets bacteria accumulation in the mouth - the root cause of most preventable dental problems. Preventive dentistry also addresses oral development issues (especially in children), as these issues typically impact one's overall dental health. The benefits of preventive dental care are numerous, including decreasing the chances that more extensive dental treatment will be necessary in the future.
Common preventive dentistry options include:
Tooth and gum decay prevention:
  • Bi-annual cleanings and exams
  • Fluoride treatments (tooth decay prevention)
  • Oral hygiene guidance (e.g., proper brushing and flossing)
  • Nutrition and dietary guidance
Pediatric dentistry:
  • Risk assessment (e.g., tooth decay, gum disease, and injury risk)
  • Oral development assessment
  • Erupting teeth guidance
  • Sealants (tooth decay prevention)
Monarch Lakes Dental Group also provides comprehensive dental treatment, allowing us to meet all your dental needs. Contact us to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry options.