Preventive dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more.
There are many forms of preventive dentistry: brushing and flossing your teeth are the most basic ways to keep your teeth healthy. Additionally, it is important to visit your dentist at least twice a year for cleanings. The following are preventive dentistry services we offer:
What is a dental cleaning?
A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning involving diagnostic, preventive, and educational services. We provide an oral cancer screening, gum tissue evaluation, and can remove plaque, tartar, and stains and then polish your teeth and apply fluoride to clean and strengthen your teeth and oral hygiene
Why are dental cleanings important?
Dental cleanings are an important important opportunity for your dentist to address any concerns you may have and to evaluate your overall oral health and suggest any treatment options to combat issues you are facing now, or to prevent issues you may be at risk for in the future.
What are sealants?
Sealants are thin, plastic coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Getting sealants put on is simple and painless. Sealants are painted on as a liquid and quickly harden to form a shield over the tooth. Sealants can be put on as part of a regularly scheduled cleaning!
Why are sealants important?
The most important reason for getting sealants is to avoid tooth decay. Fluoride in toothpaste and in drinking water protects the smooth surfaces of teeth but back teeth need extra protection. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and keep out germs and food.Having sealants put on teeth before they decay will also save time and money in the long run by avoiding fillings, crowns, or caps used to fix decayed teeth.