Protect your mouth and your finances.

We provide preventative dental care in San Diego to maintain your oral health – and catch any issues before they turn into expensive problems.

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Protect your mouth and your finances.

Why Choose Preventative Dental Care?


Keep a Healthy Mouth

Regular check-ups and cleanings catch cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues in the early stages – taking care of them quickly.

Save Money Long-Term

Neglecting your oral health can lead to discomfort and costly treatments. Preventative dental care tackles these problems before they require major procedures.


Improve Overall Health

Oral health is closely linked to overall health. Regular dental visits can help avoid conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and infections associated with poor oral hygiene.

How Preventative Dental Care Works at
The Dental House


Consultation and Examination

Your first appointment with Dr. Vu will involve a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums. We typically take X-rays annually to identify any signs of cavities and other issues.


Professional Cleaning

We will perform a deep cleaning to remove hardened plaque and tartar buildup, making sure your teeth and gums are healthy and clean.


Personalized Dental Advice

Based on your examination, Dr. Vu will provide professional advice on how to maintain your oral hygiene at home, including brushing, flossing, and dietary recommendations.


Regular Check-Ups

We recommend scheduling regular check-ups every six months to monitor your oral health and address any emerging issues quickly.


Treatment Planning

If we find any significant problems during your appointment, we will develop a treatment plan customized to your needs to get your teeth and gums in healthy shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of preventive dentistry?

Preventive dentistry is a small, recurring investment to maintain your oral health and prevent more severe dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, and enamel wear. Preventative dental care services include routine check-ups, deep cleanings, X-rays, and patient education on proper oral hygiene practices.

What is a preventive care dental program?

This refers to a structured plan that includes routine dental exams, professional cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants (if necessary), and personalized oral health advice to help individuals maintain healthy teeth and gums – and most importantly, avoid costly dental issues.

Is a cavity filling preventative care?

Unfortunately, no. A cavity filling is not generally considered preventative care. This is a restorative procedure used to treat an existing dental issue by filling the decayed areas of a tooth to restore its function and prevent further degradation.

What are preventable dental conditions?

Many dental issues are preventable, including cavities, gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis), enamel erosion, and oral infections. These can typically be avoided with proper oral hygiene, regular dental visits, and a healthy diet.

Does insurance cover preventative dental care services?

Fortunately, many dental insurance plans cover preventative care services. This includes regular exams, cleanings, X-rays, and fluoride treatments, as they help maintain oral health and stay proactive against more serious and costly dental problems in the future.

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