At Park Dental Arts, Dr. Hilda Meza-Thompson and our team believe in taking a preventive approach to family dentistry. We want to help smiles of all ages, from children and teens to adults and seniors, stay strong and free of serious oral health threats such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Preventive dentistry is essential at every stage of life, and we’re ready to help you and your loved ones maintain optimal oral health!

Checkups and Cleanings

Every six months, we want to see you and your family members for dental checkups. The exam incorporates advanced technology, such as digital x-rays and intraoral cameras, so we can make a diagnosis with precision and accuracy. We also conduct oral cancer screenings for adult patients during these visits. The use of technology enables our team to identify possible concerns in the early stages, so we can take action before the health, beauty, and stability of your smile is threatened.

In the same visit, we also offer a professional cleaning, removing the plaque and tartar buildup that brushing and flossing alone cannot. Plaque and tartar are linked to issues like tooth decay, gingivitis and gum disease, and bad breath and teeth stains. Removing the buildup helps patients of all ages, and the cleaning process only takes a short time. We then polish the teeth to make it more difficult for buildup to cling, limiting your risk of cavities or periodontal issues before your next cleaning appointment.

Children’s Dentistry

Our team helps kids enjoy their visits, providing a warm and inviting atmosphere. We know how to make the visits fun, so your children gain a better understanding of their oral health and look forward to their next appointment! We can examine and clean little smiles, and also discuss preventive treatment like fluoride and dental sealants to help lower the risk of cavities. When issues like tooth decay occur, we can offer lifelike fillings and other restorations. The first visit should occur when the first primary tooth erupts, around age one. By age two, kids need six-month visits just like you do. We can also provide custom mouthguards to protect active smiles!

Schedule Your Family’s Preventive Visit Today

With preventive dentistry, we can keep your smile healthy and bright. To schedule an appointment or if you have questions, please call our office in San Diego, CA, at (619) 544-1745. We proudly serve the residents of San Diego and surrounding communities.