General Dentistry in Carson, CA

Protecting Your Smile With Dr. Aluning

You and your family work hard every day to create happy, healthy lives — let us help you build your oral health! Our gentle, compassionate dentist Dr. Aluning is focused on giving your kids a solid foundation for a lifetime of excellent oral hygiene habits. From the moment your family enters our practice, we’ll be by your side to advise and assist you in all your general dentistry needs. 

Explore our guide to general dentistry below to learn more about our services and how we’ll help create your family’s stunning smiles.

What is General Dentistry?

General dentistry is the practice of routinely cleaning and examining your mouth to eliminate and prevent common dental problems. These treatments can help ward off oral health issues such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities 
  • Gum disease
  • Tooth loss
  • Staining and discoloration
A family lays on the floor and smiles. Their smiles are white and healthy due to general dentistry.

Our Carson dental team is highly trained to use specialized tools that rid your smile of plaque and tartar. Plaque is a thin, white film of bacteria that clings onto your teeth. If left untreated, it hardens into tartar. This tough substance is difficult to remove without professional tools and, without treatment, leads to tooth loss and decay.

Our General Dentistry Services

Routine Oral Hygiene Exams

Dr. Aluning recommends visiting our office every six months to help boost the effectiveness of your at-home oral health regimen. During your appointment, we’ll thoroughly examine your mouth for signs of disease or decay. This helps us identify and treat any underlying oral health issues. 

The earlier we detect an oral health issue, the more treatable it is. Learn more about what we do during your routine dental exam by scheduling a consultation at our Carson, CA practice.

Professional Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleanings are one of the most effective ways to eliminate the buildup of plaque before it hardens into tartar. We’ll use specialized dental tools along with our years of experience and training to clean even the hardest-to-reach parts of your teeth. Often, these routine cleanings are enough to reverse the beginning effects of gum disease or cavities. 

Our Carson dental team will also recommend ways to help fill any gaps in your daily oral health routine. Find out firsthand how routine cleanings boost your everyday oral health routine.

Dental Fillings and Sealants

Many people remember the old silver fillings that marked the decay of your teeth forever. Fortunately, dentists like Dr. Aluning have created modern solutions to tooth decay and cavities with composite fillings and sealants. These tooth-colored resin solutions are customizable to match the shade of your teeth perfectly. You can completely hide and repair any decay using dental fillings. 

Dental sealants are similar to fillings, except they prevent decay without repairing cavities. By forming a smooth surface over the jagged natural crevices in your teeth, there are fewer places for bacteria to hide. This procedure is perfect for children’s brand-new molars, but patients of any age can benefit from this trusted treatment.

A woman smiles and shows her beautifully maintained teeth from general dentistry.
A woman with short, white hair smiles because of her excellent general dentistry care.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a common procedure used to treat cavities that have penetrated the inner section of your tooth. It involves using a specialized dental tool to remove the infected tissue within the tooth before smoothing your tooth roots. Smoothing the roots helps reduce pain and keeps bacteria from nestling within them. Then, we’ll seal it off with either a filling or a dental crown, giving you the fully functioning tooth that you deserve. 

Many people associate this procedure with major pain. However, thanks to Dr. Aluning’s training in sedation dentistry, we’ll have several pain-management options for you to choose from. Learn about advances in the root canal procedure by scheduling your appointment at our office in Carson, CA.

Family-Friendly General Dentistry at Carson Dental Care

Your family deserves a smile they’ll feel proud to share with their friends. Give them the spotless smiles of their dreams by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Aluning. There, we’ll examine and clean your teeth, advising you along the way about any necessary treatments.

Contact us today by calling (310) 549-5580 to schedule your general dentistry appointment with our experienced and friendly dental team.