Preventive care is key to keeping your mouth healthy and your smile beautiful. Preventive care incorporates professional treatments at DePaoli Dentistry as well as your at-home hygiene routine. When you meet with Dr. Karen M. DePaoli, she will examine your mouth, provide any treatments you need and make recommendations on ways that you can improve your oral hygiene to enjoy better dental and overall health. If you have any questions about preventive care in Fullerton and North Orange County, California, or to make an appointment with our dentist, call our office at 714-278-4525.

Dental Cleanings and Exams

Dental cleanings and exams are a crucial part of your ongoing dental care. You should visit our office every six months to receive these routine treatments. Dental cleanings and exams allow our dentist and team to remove plaque, tartar and harmful bacteria from your mouth, and to monitor your oral health so that we can diagnose and treat any developing issues before they can become a serious problem.

Oral Hygiene

While professional care is important, nothing can replace a good oral hygiene routine at home. Here are a few tips to help you care for your smile:

  • Floss daily. Flossing reaches the areas that your toothbrush cannot and removes cavity and disease-causing bacteria, plaque and food particles from between your teeth.
  • Brush at least twice a day. This will help keep your teeth clean. We recommend that one of the times you brush your teeth be immediately before going to sleep.
  • Eat a balanced, nutritious diet. Limiting the amount of sugary and acidic foods will help prevent cavities and other dental problems.
  • Visit the dentist regularly. Visiting our office every six months will help you keep your mouth healthy and ensure that you receive any additional care that you may need.

We welcome you to contact our office for more information about preventive care. Our dentist and team are committed to helping you maintain a healthy smile.