At the office of Dr. Eric S. Jacob, we place an emphasis on preventive care and early detection of dental disease, to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your life. We recommend biannual visits to our Long Beach dentist office for patients of all ages. Our goal is to halt the onset and progress of conditions that may adversely affect your oral health, helping you and your loved ones enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles.
A sticky film called plaque, which gathers continuously inside your mouth, harboring harmful bacteria that feed on sugar, causes tooth decay and gum disease. The bacteria in plaque produce acids, which eat away at tooth enamel, forming cavities in your teeth. Moreover, when plaque gathers below the gum line, it infects and inflames the tissues supporting the teeth to initiate gum disease. With brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugar as well as visiting our Long Beach dentist office for routine exams and professional teeth cleanings, you can help protect your smile against the detrimental effects of plaque.
During a professional teeth cleaning, we thoroughly remove any plaque buildup, tartar and debris from difficult to reach spots around your teeth and gums. We also provide guidance as to how you can brush and floss more effectively between visits. For our pediatric patients, we strive to impart the importance and responsibility of maintaining excellent oral hygiene. We also provide your child with dental sealants and fluoride treatments, for added protection against tooth decay. For patients of all ages, our dentist will perform a comprehensive exam of the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. Periodic examinations allow for the earliest possible detection of oral health problems, so that we can deliver the most straightforward, effective course of care.
When you visit our Long Beach dentist office for your preventive checkup, you can expect personalized, compassionate care from our friendly professional team. At the office of Dr. Eric S. Jacob, we make every visit a positive, worry-free experience. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.