At Estrella Dental, we offer comprehensive family dentistry services to keep your smile healthy, confident and bright. Our team emphasizes the power of preventive care and effective oral hygiene habits to protect your smile for life. We recommend a checkup every six months to stay ahead of any potential problems.
During your regular cleaning appointment, our team will thoroughly assess your teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease, oral cancer or tooth decay. If we see anything concerning, we will fully inform you and listen to all of your thoughts about treatment options. Estrella Dental is proud to be Your Dental Implant & Cosmetic Center. We are your partner in protecting your oral health–and in promoting your overall health!
Our Chula Vista dentists offer a full spectrum of family dentistry and preventive dental services, including:
Professional Teeth Cleanings (Prophylaxis)
Dental prophylaxis is a cleaning procedure that thoroughly cleans the teeth. It is an important preventive measure to help stop the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. We recommend our orally healthy patients receive this type of procedure twice a year.
Applying fluoride to your teeth can help remineralize weak areas of tooth enamel, keeping them resilient against bacteria.
Desensitizing Treatments for Sensitive Teeth
Do you suffer from overly sensitive teeth? Does it hurt when you eat cold or hot foods? Ask Drs. Jaime or Miguel Estrella how we can treat tooth sensitivity during your next checkup!
Oral Cancer Screening
Tobacco users aren’t the only ones who should be concerned about oral cancer. Oral cancer is on the rise. That’s why, at Estrella Dental, we provide oral cancer screenings as part of your regular-checkup to all of our patients over the age of 18.
Chronic halitosis is a common problem with more than 50 million people suffering in the United States alone. Common halitosis remedies like mouthwashes and breath mints are often sufficient to mask the symptoms, but if you’re concerned about the root cause, schedule an appointment with Drs. Estrella or Dr. Zazueta to discuss your treatment options.
Our practice uses digital x-rays to produce enhanced computer images of our patient’s teeth, gums, and other oral structures and conditions. Digital x-rays are key to early detection and effective treatment of dental problems and expose our patients to less radiation than traditional film x-rays.
X-rays can be an excellent way to help diagnose oral health problems, but an intraoral camera takes it a step further. At Estrella Dental, we use our intraoral camera to examine areas of our patients’ mouths that x-rays can’t show to provide the best personalized treatment available.
Athletic Mouth Guards
If you or your child are involved in any type of sports, wearing a custom fitted mouth guard is one of your best pieces of insurance. Not only does it protect teeth, it also reduces the risk of concussion.
Experiencing jaw pain, headaches or facial soreness? Drs. Estrella use injections to treat TMJ (temporo-mandibular joint) disorders as well as the jaw tension and pain often associated with TMJ. The injections also often eliminate headaches that can result from teeth grinding.
Gentle Tooth Extractions
Extraction is a last resort, but sometimes it is necessary. Badly infected teeth can jeopardize the health of their neighbors, including formerly healthy teeth and gum tissue. Fortunately, we can help!
If you suffer from dental anxiety, our Chula Vista and San Diego dental teams may recommend oral sedation. These anti-anxiety pills tone down activity in the parts of your brain that cause you to feel anxious or afraid.
Remember, if you take oral sedation, you cannot drive before or after your appointment. Bring a friend or family member with you to make sure you arrive and get back home safely following your appointment.
Wisdom Teeth Removal
The best time to have wisdom teeth removed is during a patient’s late teenage years or early 20s. These immature wisdom teeth are smaller, so surgery is less complicated and potentially less painful. If your wisdom teeth have not started to erupt, we will use x-ray imaging to locate them and determine if it’s time to have them removed.
Questions About Our Family Dentistry Services?
Are you or your family members overdue for a preventive dental exam and cleaning? Call to schedule your appointment at our Chula Vista or San Diego, CA dental office today!