In Sacramento, Dr. Scott Grivas, and the rest of our dedicated team members don’t want just to correct dental problems for our patients – we also want to give them the knowledge and skilled support they need to prevent problems from ever happening in the first place. With these services, we hope that we can help you feel more confident than ever in your oral health and happiness, and we’ll be glad to guide you every step of the way.
Checkups & Hygiene
Your mouth is a sensitive place, which is why Drs. Grivas and his team will always respect your health and comfort whenever you come in for an appointment. An in-depth evaluation of your teeth, gums, soft tissue, bite, and other oral structures allow us to form a complete picture of your oral health and identify any potential issues at the earliest possible stages. Doing so allows us to treat quickly and effectively. Additionally, our hygienist is always both thorough and gentle when it comes to cleanings. Maintaining the health of your smile through daily oral hygiene is very important for several reasons, including:
- Preventing tooth decay and gum disease
- Saving money, because you’ve avoided unneeded restorative procedures
- Avoiding bad breath
- Preserving your ideal tooth color and shade
- Improving tooth strength and durability
- Enhancing overall systemic health
Our team always invests enough to teach our patients how to care effectively for their teeth at home. Making sure to brush and floss two or three times a day, eating a healthy diet, and visiting us for regular checkups and cleanings are also excellent steps to follow. To keep your mouth in the best possible condition, Dr. Grivas can use a special soft tissue laser during your appointment in order to remove dangerous bacteria. If your teeth are especially sensitive, please feel free to ask us about topical anesthetic rinses or sprays like Oraquix®, which we’re happy to use to make your treatment that much more comfortable.
Thankfully, quality oral health habits aren’t that difficult to achieve and maintain. Sometimes, you just need a little encouragement to get yourself on the right track. We encourage you to stop by and visit our Sacramento office if you’re in need of a checkup or cleaning, so that we can provide you with the dedicated, comprehensive care you deserve.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Did you know that tens of thousands of American adults are diagnosed with oral cancer every year? Even worse is that nearly 25 percent of those patients never actually participated in any risk factors such as tobacco use. Thankfully, there’s a high rate of successful treatment for oral cancer if patients are diagnosed early enough. That’s why Dr. Grivas makes screening for this deadly disease a high priority during your regular checkups. With the help of the advanced technology, Vizilite, our team can locate abnormal or potentially cancerous tissues that aren’t yet visible to the naked eye. Thus, we provide you with important information about your health that you need.
Many patients, especially younger ones, sometimes struggle with keeping back teeth completely clean; deep grooves on top often trap bacteria and food particles for long periods of time, even with diligent brushing. In Sacramento, Dr. Grivas can paint on dental sealants that reduce the risk of decay and damage. This tough, plastic material is designed to bond directly to tooth enamel and “seal” problem pits and grooves, providing patients with a extra seamless layer of protection.
Do you suffer from teeth grinding (also known as bruxism) when you sleep? This annoying bad habit can lead to many unpleasant consequences, including headaches, jaw pain, damaged oral structure, and even TMJ disorder. Thankfully, Dr. Grivas can offer you the quality support you need with a customized nightguard. Nightguards are removable dental appliances that have been carefully molded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth. As such, they serve as a valuable protective cushion between your teeth for when you unintentionally bite down too hard while resting.
When you’re playing your favorite sport, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your smile will be damaged. Patients can now achieve peace of mind with the help of a sportsguard that’s been professionally designed to fit comfortably within their unique mouth. Not only can it dramatically reduce the risk of oral injury, but studies have shown that it even reduces the severity of concussions! Patients who’ve undergone orthodontic care are especially vulnerable to damage, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Sacramento team before your next game.
At the Sacramento, CA, dental office of Dr. Scott Grivas and his team, patients can experience the latest in oral health technology, a wide variety of services, a comfortable, personalized approach to care, and so much more. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams! Contact us today if you have any questions about our preventive care, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We also welcome patients from the areas of West Sacramento, La Riviera, Florin, Rosemont, and beyond.