Promoting Dental Health and Beauty
Dr. David Eshom, a general and cosmetic dentist in San Diego, offers comprehensive general dentistry services; our patient-centered focus is on prevention, minimally invasive procedures, and comfort. Restorative treatments such as fillings and root canals are excellent for managing tooth decay, but a better approach is to stop it from ever happening.
With our modern understanding of tooth decay, we have all the tools to keep our teeth in optimal health and prevent damage from bacteria and decay.
Do you need a general dentist in San Diego? Call our San Diego dental practice at (858) 455-9151 today for an appointment with Dr. David Eshom.
Brush and Floss Daily
San Diego dentist, Dr. Eshom, recommends daily flossing and brushing to minimize the bacterial deposits that cause cavities and gum disease. Brushing and flossing your teeth are one of the most effective ways to remove plaque build-up from your teeth. If plaque is not removed thoroughly each day, in just 48 hours it can harden into insoluble tartar, which can only be removed with professional dental tools.
All dentists will agree that a gentle brushing with a soft toothbrush is more effective and less damaging to the surrounding gums.
- Brush for two minutes, twice a day, using a combination of gentle, repeated movements. Grip the toothbrush in a variety of angles to allow you access to all the surfaces of your teeth.
- Floss once per day to remove plaque and food particles. Gently thread floss between teeth and use an up-and-down movement to clean the inner surfaces of the teeth. Don’t forget to floss gently into the C-curve just under the edge of the gum line.
Make daily brushing and flossing with the proper techniques your habit, and you’ll be rewarded with a cleaner, healthier smile.
Fluoride is a common mineral found in the water we drink and the food we eat. Fluoride is an excellent substance that helps prevent cavity-causing decay. It is absorbed by your body and used by the cells that build your teeth to create a stronger tooth structure.
We always recommend fluoride treatment or fluoride toothpaste as a preventative tool for your dental health. For more information about prevention ask our hygienist and San Diego Dentist, Dr. David S. Eshom.
While commonly used on baby molars, dental sealants are not just for children. Dental sealants act as a barrier, protecting teeth against decay-causing bacteria, and can be safely used on teeth of all ages. Sealants are most effective on molars, which have deep ridges on the chewing surface, where bacteria like to hide. It can be extremely difficult cleaning these surfaces thoroughly with a toothbrush, and that’s why many people have cavities in their back teeth. With sealants you can avoid this common spot for cavities and will rest easy knowing the deep ridges of your teeth are protected from the microscopic bacteria that cause cavities.
Before applying the sealant, Dr. Eshom will pre-treat the crevices of your teeth with our laser to disinfect the grooves of your teeth. This will enhance the bonding of the sealant, as well as its longevity. He will then apply the sealant to the teeth, which will dry in a matter of minutes, and protect your teeth for years.
Visit Us Regularly
Early detection of cavities and gum disease starts with regular visits to our hygienist and San Diego dentist, Dr. Eshom. Six-month dental visits help control plaque and bacteria build-up that has not been removed with daily brushing and flossing. Your dentist and hygienist work together to help maintain control over decay and gum disease. In the long run, this keeps down the cost of expensive and time-consuming dental visits. At our office, San Diego Dentist, Dr. Eshom, puts your dental health first with thorough dental exams and the latest in dental technology.
Do you need a general dentist? Call our San Diego dental practice at (858) 455-9151 today for an appointment with Dr. David Eshom.