Oceanside, CA Preventive Dentistry – Thomas F. Ford, DDS
As a family dentist, Dr. Thomas Ford understands that prevention is the best policy for helping patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. At our Oceanside dental practice, we provide patients with comprehensive preventive care, aided by the latest in dental diagnostic technologies, to help preserve the health and natural appeal of your smile.
The Importance of Routine Dental Care
Dr. Ford and his team stress the importance of prevention where it concerns the function and aesthetics of your smile. Teeth that are properly cared for save families’ the added time and expense associated with treatment to correct issues with dental health.
We provide patients with comprehensive exams, using the latest in dental imaging technologies and meticulous attention to your dental welfare. Initial exams for patients include digital x-rays and oral cancer screenings. With the state of your oral health determined, we provide you with tips and education on the best strategies to enhance your at-home oral hygiene routine, all while accounting for various systemic health factors and your medical history.
Routine dental cleanings at our Oceanside dental practice support your efforts to keep teeth clean at home. Our teeth cleanings include the efficient removal of existing plaque and decay-causing materials, and polishing the surface of the enamel, making it harder for bacteria to accumulate again.
Care at Every Age
Acclimating your child to the dental environment and forming positive oral hygiene habits are essential in protecting the long-term health of their smile. At our Oceanside family dental practice, we encourage patients to bring their children for routine examinations and cleanings as young as three years old. We treat your child with the same gentle approach afforded to all of our patients, ensuring that they can look forward to their next dental appointment.
Fluoride treatments aid us in strengthening the enamel of your children’s teeth. Stronger enamel is able to protect their immediate and lasting oral health by making it harder for cavities to form. Sealants also protect the molars, preventing the formation of decay in the grooves of teeth. This treatment is especially beneficial for children with deep grooves on back teeth that are hard to brush thoroughly.
Contact Thomas F. Ford, DDS Today
Preventive care not only makes dentistry more affordable for the future but can also increase the expected lifetime of previous restorations. Contact
us today to schedule your next dental exam. Dr. Ford provides preventive and restorative dentistry throughout Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, and the surrounding communities.