Preventative dentistry needed to help prevent diseases and maintain excellent oral health. It involves the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of oral conditions that may develop in the teeth, gums, tongue and any of part of your mouth or jaw.
Our dentist and staff at the Westlake Village office are highly-qualified and specially trained in all preventative dental procedures and dedicate themselves to providing first-class dental care.
Our specialized treatments in preventative dentistry are completes with the most advanced technology available on the market, while also making sure that every one of our patients is comfortable in our warm and friendly environment optimized for exceptional dental care.
Dr. Kacker and Westlake Village staff are specialized in treating adolescents and adults. We focus on oral care education, prevention and treatment of oral diseases.
As our patient, you are our first priority. We strive to provide our patients with a smile that will last a lifetime. With a focus on preventative care and a holistic approach, we are able to provide top-notch dental care and well-being in our modern and relaxed Westlake Village dental office. We believe that in provide such exceptional service, we can make our patients love coming to see our dentist. Our commitment to you will maintain your healthy smile.
Dental prophylaxis is one of the most imperative procedure in every patient’s oral care for disease prevention and to be sure cavities do not develop. Prophylaxis, which usually referred to as dental cleaning, is recommended at least every six months, unless otherwise recommended by our Westlake Village dentist.
Our dentist completes the prophylaxis or dental cleaning procedure by removing plaque and dental calculus that has formed on the teeth and under the gum line. Maintaining health oral care habits and visiting our office at least twice a year for al dental cleaning or prophylaxis is important in preventing tooth decay and periodontal disease (gum disease).
Dental sealants are thin sheets of plastic that are applied to teeth in order to prevent cavities and other damage. Sealants are usually placed on premolar and molars, while also being used in the majority of our young adult patients. Food particles can often stay on molars after a meal and even after brushing which can lead to the formation of plaque on these teeth. Dental sealants are crucial in protecting these teeth since they are harder to reach and can often have complicated openings that are more prone to becoming infected.
Dental sealants can be considered a type of varnish that helps fill cracks and openings in the teeth after being applied by our dentist, forming a barrier against harmful bacteria.
Fluoride rinse and mouthwashes can often be used to improve tooth enamel. However, these products are adequate in fully penetrating tooth surfaces, especially those filled with tiny cracks where food can become lodged. For this reason, our Westlake Village dentist strongly recommends applying sealants to permanent molars and premolars. Sealants can last anywhere from five to ten years with proper care.
Fluoride treatment are excellent ways to keep teeth from deteriorating in addition to regular brushing. Fluoride can be described as a mineral that is used to improve tooth enamel. This treatment makes teeth less vulnerable to developing tooth decay and promotes tooth remineralization.
Children and young adults benefit the most from getting fluoride treatments, although our dental office has applied these fluoride treatments to patients of all ages. These fluoride treatments can also benefit Westlake Village patients who suffer from gum loss due to periodontal disease (gum disease).
At our Westlake Village office applies fluoride treatments in the form of gels, varnishes and solutions (liquids). After an examination, our dentist will advise which fluoride treatment method is best for you.