Preventative Dentistry Palo Alto

Preventative dentistry is the area of dentistry aimed to help people prevent oral diseases and its further development. Preventative care is a cooperative effort by patient, dentist and dental team to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress and recurrence of dental diseases and condition. Preventative dentistry includes not just in-office dental care, but at-home treatments as well.

During your preventative care visit in our office you can expect to experience:
Inspection of teeth, mouth and gums – using visual and tactile exams digital x-rays, and oral cancer screening.

Prophylaxis (professional cleaning of teeth that removes plaque and calculus) – recommended 2 to 4 times per year.

Sealants (if necessary)

Prescription fluoride applications (if necessary)

Professional personalized home care instruction by our periodontal therapist (hygienist) on proper brushing and flossing techniques as outlined by the ADA below:

  • Regular brushing – the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing for 2 minutes two times per day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Regular flossing – the ADA recommends flossing at least once a day.
  • Rinsing with an anti-microbial mouthwash – recommended after each brushing.
  • Eating a balanced diet and limiting between meal snacks.

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Preventative dentistry is the area of dentistry aimed to help people prevent oral diseases and its further development.

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Giving Back – Palo Alto Community Involvement

WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT

• Ronald McDonald House – Lucile Slater Packard Children’s Hospital’s

• Menlo Atherton Education Foundation

• The Mid Peninsula Jewish Community Day School

• The Children’s Health Council

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• We have several presentations about children’s dental health. Please feel free to call us.

• Elementary Schools

• Hospitals

• Pre-Schools

• Community Organizations

STOP IN!! We are pushovers!

• Girl Scouts of America – WE LOVE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.

• Sponsor your child’s sports team.

• Donate toothbrushes to various children’s dental health volunteer groups.

MENTORING

• Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil mentor students at Stanford who are interested in becoming a pediatric dentist.

PUBLIC SERVICE / MEDICALLY COMPROMISED CHILDREN

Donate dental care to families without financial means and whose children have significant medical problems and cannot be treated in a traditional dental setting. Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil work beside the communities’ most dedicated pediatric physicians to help physically challenged children avoid dental problems that may further compromise their health.

We hope to hear from you . . .

We LOVE what we do, and that’s taking excellent care of your child’s smile.

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  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Mid Peninsula Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Santa Clara Pediatric Dentistry Academy
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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