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.​

Snoring Treatment

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

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.

Mercury-Free Fillings

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.

PROFESSIONAL CLEANING WITH DIAGNOSTIC EXAMINATION

Protecting your oral health and well being is important to us. Dr. Yi performs full comprehensive oral exams for all patients as routine preventative care. During the exam, the doctor will check for cavities, gum disease, and assess other oral health problems.  You will also receive a gentle and professional cleaning by one our amazing and experienced hygienists. 

ORAL CANCER SCREENING

Early detection is key in the battle against cancer & this is no different with oral cancer. Even if you don’t smoke, keep in mind that 25% of oral cancer diagnoses are for non-smokers. It’s important that every patient receive a simple & pain-free oral cancer screening from Dr. Yi. Remember that when caught early, oral cancer has an 80 to 90% survival rate. So don’t put off your oral cancer screening another minute!

NIGHTGUARD

Most cases of teeth grinding and clenching can easily be treated by wearing a night guard while you sleep. Night guards are also known as dental guards, mouth guards, nocturnal bite plates, or bite splints. They work by putting a barrier between your teeth. When you clench your jaw, the night guard helps to lighten the tension and give cushion to the muscles in the jaw. This cushioning not only helps to prevent face and jaw pain, but also protects the enamel of your teeth. 

SPORTSGUARD

Sportsguards are an essential piece of sporting equipment for preventing mouth injury during sports & other physical activity. Sportsguards act as a cushion, protecting your teeth, tongue, gums, lips & cheeks from impacts to the face.

Though sportsguards can be purchased in stores, the most effective, best-fitting & comfortable sportsguards are custom-fitted by your dentist. Sportsguards from the dentist have been proven to be much better at preventing concussions and/or traumatic brain injury from an impact than over-the-counter ready-made or boil-&-bite sportsguards. Our custom-fit sportsguards are also more comfortable & are less likely to impede breathing & speech.

With a custom sportsguard from Dr. Yi, you can keep smiling no matter what the competition throws at you. 

SEALANTS

Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay on the biting surfaces of chewing teeth. A sealant is a simple procedure in which the doctor places a clear or tooth-colored acrylic “coating” onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves where decay is most likely to begin. This technique is usually done on permanent molars as soon as they have come in enough to be sealed.

 

Sometimes primary molars have grooves deep enough to require sealing, as well. At less than half the cost of conventional fillings & without any anesthetics or drilling, sealants are one of the most important preventive tools Fremont Family Smiles offers. 

SILVER DIAMINE FLUORIDE (SDF)

SDF is a very safe application used to stop tooth decay quickly, without pain and injections for both children and adults. It is also used to reduce tooth sensitivity.
We encourage you to learn more about it by clicking HERE. Please consult with your doctor about this procedure. 

NITROUS OXIDE

Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, is a great tool for patients who may be uneasy about their dental procedures. The advantages 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. We have switched to the new Porter Silhouette Nasal masks for improved infection control and safety.

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