Preventative / Cleaning
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. We provide services to make sure that your teeth and gums are cared for on a regular basis to keep serious problems from developing. This includes your regular dental exams, dental cleanings and other treatments that target any issues you may have before they lead to more complex problems.
The goal of preventative dentistry is to ensure that you have a healthy mouth and maintain your oral health throughout your life. A regular dental exam ensures that you’re free of cavities and gum disease. Also, your dentist will talk to you about the best ways to care for your teeth and gums at home, as well as how to deal with issues specific to you.
The most important part of your oral hygiene is brushing and flossing daily, but these are often not enough to keep cavities from forming. Over time, the plaque that builds up around your teeth, especially near the gumline, hardens into tartar and begins to cause damage to your tooth enamel. The only way to remove this hardened tartar is by having a professional cleaning. We recommend that you receive at least two professional cleanings per year to keep your teeth tartar-free and healthy.
Fluoride treatments help strengthen the enamel of your teeth, and although there are many fluoride-enriched toothpastes and rinses, the procedure we provide ensures that your teeth receive the maximum benefits of the fluoride treatment.
Dental sealants, also known as fissure sealants, are made of a thin plastic material that coats your teeth and helps protect them against tooth decay. Sealants are typically used on the back molars, which are more susceptible to cavities.
If it’s time for your routine checkup, give us a call today!