Preventative dentistry covers several routine dental services, such as exams, cleanings, fillings and occasionally, emergency dentistry. At Johnson Family Dental in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Camarillo, and Solvang, our primary goal is simple: to prevent your need for extensive restorative or cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Through regular maintenance, our Johnson Family Dental Practice can help you prevent poor oral health due to decay and disease — problems that can negatively affect your overall health and well-being.
Maintaining good oral hygiene remains one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth and gums help you to not only look and feel good, but they allow you to eat and speak properly.
Johnson Family Dental in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Camarillo, and Solvang has experienced dentists, stressing the fact that daily preventative care — such as proper brushing and flossing — we can prevent problems from developing. Between regular visits to our full-service offices in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Camarillo, and Solvang.
There are simple steps you can take to greatly decrease your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental or medical problems.
Brush thoroughly twice a day and floss daily
Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals
Use dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
Rinse with a fluoride mouth rinse if your dentist advises you to
Make sure that children under 12 drink fluoridated water
Visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and exams
Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
The following are indications of good oral hygiene:
Teeth are clean and free of debris
Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss