Prevention & Care

The two most important steps to keeping your teeth strong and healthy are regular dental visits and proper dental hygiene.

Proper Dental Hygiene
Proper dental hygiene is all about the fight against plaque.  Since brushing and flossing are your best defenses against plaque, it is important to learn the right techniques and get into good habits.  Your dentist recommends that you use a soft bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day.  You should also floss to make sure you get the spaces between teeth a brush can’t reach.  Ask your dentist or hygienist to show you the right way to brush and floss so you can prevent tooth decay before it happens.

Regular Dental Visits
Most people need checkups twice a year.  These regular dental visits usually consist of a thorough cleaning and a dental exam. The cleaning helps remove any plaque or tartar buildup that your regular brushing missed.  If you are prone to tartar buildup, or have had gum problems in the past, your dentist may suggest more frequent cleanings.

Most dental problems are very treatable if they are caught early. The dental exam is extremely important because it can help identify small issues before they become big concerns. During these prevention & care visits your dentist is also able to do an oral cancer screening.

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“I had a great experience here with the friendly staff, informative Dentist, and state of the art equipment and procedures. I will be back for sure.”

– Robert B.

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Solana Beach Smiles
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5 out of 5 stars

Jack Rentz
Jack Rentz

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Dr. Patel and the Solana Beach Smiles staff are top notch! I have been going to Dr. Patel for the past few years and would recommend anyone in need of a new dentist to come here. She is very skilled, knowledgeable, and takes the time to explain her recommendations to you. You are in good hands with Dr. Patel!

Gail
Gail

5 out of 5 stars

posted 10 months ago

I was visiting CA when I cracked a molar. Dr Jesse was able to get me in on short notice. His staff are so friendly and he and his staff are also very honest. My situation was a challenge which he met going above and beyond. I was so grateful to my daughter for recommending him!

Nathaniel Root
Nathaniel Root

5 out of 5 stars

posted 9 months ago

The staff at Solana Beach Smiles is always friendly and flexible with scheduling. Dr Patel is very personable and continuously checks-in on you during any procedure. Great place!