Protect Your Smile
Preventive Dentistry in Point Loma
Preventive dentistry is essential for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. From regular oral exams to periodontal care, oral cancer screenings, and more, Dr. Amin of Lighthouse Dental will make sure you get the treatment you need to keep smiling. If you’re looking for a dentist in Point Loma, Ocean Beach, or Old Town to help maintain optimal dental health, book your appointment today!
Carefree Smiles Start Here
Hygiene & Cleanings
Regular hygiene & cleaning appointments allow us to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, keep your smile looking great, and check your mouth for signs of any oral issues. According to the American Dental Association, it is recommended that patients see a dentist every 6 months. This timeline ensures that your dentist is able to properly track your oral health and address any small issues before they become bigger problems. Whether it has been six months or six years since you’ve seen a dentist, call today to schedule judgment-free preventive care!
Strengthen Your Teeth
Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that has the unique ability to remineralize and strengthen your teeth. Over time, acid produced by oral bacteria can cause your teeth to erode and become weaker. Weak spots in your enamel (also known as “soft spots”) are the first stage of decay, and if a fluoride treatment is performed in time, this can prevent a full-blown cavity from developing.
Dental sealants consist of a strong, clear plastic resin that is applied to your rear teeth after a cleaning. Your rear molars are more susceptible to decay than your other teeth, and dental sealants help minimize the risk of cavities. After dental resin is applied to your molars, it is hardened using a UV light to create a barrier that stops bacteria, acid, and food debris from directly contacting your teeth. Dental sealants are durable and can last up to 10 years.
Fight Back Against Gum Disease
We offer a wide variety of periodontal treatments, including laser therapy, antibiotics, and deep cleanings. If you are suffering from gum disease, Dr. Amin can help you get the treatment you need. Using our advanced laser tools, we can gently and effectively remove bacteria from your teeth and gums. This procedure is often used to treat gingivitis (the first stage of gum disease) and restore a patient’s mouth to optimal dental health.
Scaling and root planing is one of the most commonly-used periodontal treatments. It usually takes two appointments because we treat one half of your mouth at a time. During treatment, Dr. Amin will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gum line. He will smooth out the roots of your teeth and eliminate bacteria “pockets”. Dr. Amin will also typically prescribe antibiotic treatments to help you fight back against oral bacteria.
Protect Your Health
Oral Cancer Screenings
We will always check for signs of oral cancer during routine visits. Often, oral cancer goes unrecognized until it spreads throughout the body, leading to poor health outcomesFor this reason, Dr. Amin will look for lesions, discoloration and other signs of oral cancer during checkups. In the rare event that he believes cancer may be present, we will take a biopsy of the area for further analysis and to determine whether it is an area of concern.
Gentle, Comprehensive Preventive Care
At Lighthouse Dental
If you are looking for a preventive dentist in Point Loma, Dr. Amin has you covered. We take a judgment-free, educational approach to every dental visit because we believe this is the best way to empower patients to take control of their dental health. Call us today at (619) 224-2204 to book a visit, or stop by our office at 3625 Midway Drive, Suite A, San Diego, CA 92110.