PreventATive Dental Care
Preventive dentistry is the area of dentistry concerned with preventing dental problems before they become costly, painful or both. A large part of preventive dentistry is patient education. This includes learning the proper at-home dental care, nutrition, etc. Another aspect of preventive dentistry is oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, nightguards & more.
If your snoring is annoying your sleep partner & disrupting your happy home life, we can help! Snoring is caused when the tissues of your soft palate vibrate while you breathe. Dentists can recommend oral appliances that help prevent snoring. These oral appliances can also help treat obstructive sleep apnea, which has been linked to serious medical conditions like depression, heart disease & stroke, not to mention drowsiness & poor sleep quality. Snoring appliances resemble a mouth guard & work by putting your jaw in a position that is better for clear breathing. If your snoring is keeping you & your family members from having a good night’s sleep, please contact us to find out more about how we can help.
Nitrous Oxide Sedation
Also known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedures. The beauty of laughing gas is that your dentist can constantly adjust your level of sedation during the procedure & once it is shut off, the effects stop almost immediately. A few minutes after the procedure is complete, you’ll be back to normal!
Dr. Yi is certified to administer nitrous oxide for nervous patients. Call today to schedule your appointment or to see if you’re a candidate for nitrous oxide sedation!
Bonding is the quick & painless way to restore your smile’s natural beauty. If your smile is dulled by chips, stains, cracks or misaligned teeth, bonding can help you reclaim it in a single visit. During the bonding procedure, a thin coat of plastic or resin is painted over the damaged teeth, strengthening them & making them virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
We understand that some patients may have concerns about whether mercury amalgam (silver) fillings are hazardous to their health. At Fremont Family Smiles, we believe that the overall health & peace of mind of our patients always comes first. Accordingly, at our office we have elected only to use new & advanced tooth fillings made of tooth-colored materials that contain no mercury.
The major advantage of offering mercury-free tooth fillings is that we are able to offer you more subtle, flattering options for fillings. With these new materials, getting a filling no longer means your friends & family see a flash of metal when you smile or open your mouth. Our tooth-colored or white tooth fillings are essentially indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
While our biggest concern is the health & function of your teeth, we are proud to offer tooth filling options that do not affect the aesthetics of your smile.