Regular examinations at San Francisco Dental Arts are essential to promoting good oral and dental health by detecting problems before they get worse, or preventing them altogether. Below are some of the preventive services that our practice offers.
Despite your best efforts, dental cleaning at home might not be effective. Fortunately, it is possible to attain optimal oral hygiene through professional dental cleaning. At San Francisco Dental Arts, we offer professional dental cleaning services, which help to improve your oral health and prevent the occurrence of various dental health issues.
Regular examinations by Dr. Stanley Siu help detect and prevent health issues before they become serious. Consistent dental check-ups help catch problems when they are small and easier to treat.
Oral Cancer Screening
At San Francisco Dental Arts, we offer oral cancer screening services, which helps to detect the disease at its onset, thus allowing for timely and lifesaving treatment.
Dentistry for Kids
Professional dental care is a crucial part of your child's oral health. Be sure to schedule your child's first appointment by the time their first teeth erupt, or before their first birthday. Scheduling regular appointments allows us to monitor the development of their oral health. Developmental problems are easier to treat in the beginning stages.
As your child grows older, we can establish a strong foundation for their oral health, one that will ensure a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.
Your periodontal (gum) tissues are just as important as your teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. Periodontal disease is the result of an infection in the gum tissues, connective ligaments, and eventually the alveolar bone.
The disease is characterized by gums that are swollen, red, and tend to bleed during brushing and flossing. Luckily, periodontal disease is easy to prevent and treat if it is caught early enough. If we notice signs of advanced periodontal disease, we may recommend a scaling and root planing procedure. The goal is to return your gums to a pink, healthy state.
Periodontal maintenance basically refers to various oral health care measures, which are taken to ensure that periodontal disease does not recur. This is achieved by keeping bacterial infection at bay. The maintenance care, however, also offers several other benefits, in addition to keeping the disease away.
If you participate in physical activities that put you at risk for dental trauma or injury, we strongly recommend a mouthguard. A mouthguard will protect your teeth and prevent dental emergencies.
If you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding), we may also recommend a night guard. Many patients with bruxism tend to grind their teeth during sleep. A night guard acts as a barrier that prevents enamel wear.
Oral Appliance Therapy & Sleep Apnea
One of the most common treatments for sleep apnea is mouthguards. These help to bring your lower jaw forward when you are sleeping at night. This helps because sleep apnea is often caused by blocked airways when the jaw slips backward at night.
Problems such as sleep apnea can cause a significant disruption to peoples’ lives. Here at San Francisco Dental Arts, we can provide oral appliance therapy to help with a range of conditions such as snoring and sleep apnea.
TMD (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) is characterized by the dysfunction of the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), which causes severe pain to the joints, the jawbone, and the surrounding muscles.