Preventive Dental Services
Certain things in everyday life need general maintenance in order to keep them functioning properly. Regular oil changes ensure our vehicles run smoothly and our computers need maintenance to ensure they continue to function without issue.
Another item that falls within this category is teeth!
It is extremely important for your dental and overall health to have regular checkups and cleanings every six months.
A dental cleaning can get your teeth clean and leave your mouth fresh.
It also gives the dental hygienist an opportunity to look for changes in your dental health or to point out areas that may need improvement. Finding and fixing these small imperfections right away is beneficial as it saves you time, money and possibly an emergency appointment down the road.
Regular dental checkups go hand-in-hand with good oral hygiene. Those who pay attention and schedule their dental exams on time are those that reap the benefits. These exams allow a trained professional to inspect your mouth and to provide direction for a lifetime of smiles.
Today’s technology in the dental field keeps expanding.
Once upon a time X-rays were depended on to see important details. Today digital X-rays are available and these allow the dentist to store the images on a computer. It also allows a patient the opportunity to see enhanced pictures which increases communication and aids in a patient understanding issues.
Some patients may require a dental deep cleaning - also known as scaling and root planning. It allows a dentist to thoroughly clean gums and tooth roots. This treatment is popular for those suffering from gum disease and it helps to improve the overall health of gums and teeth, preventing tooth and bone loss.
There is a range of very important preventative services for children such as fluoride treatments and sealants.
After a professional cleaning a fluoride gel or foam can be placed on children’s teeth. The fluoride can correct small imperfections in tooth enamel by attracting calcium to the teeth. Fluoride makes the teeth stronger. Sealants are a thin plastic coating that is painted directly onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant bonds into the grooves of the teeth and forms a protective shield. Fluoride and dental sealants both prevent tooth decay.
Preventive dental services are essential to optimal dental health. Fixing the small issues today can prevent the big issues from happening tomorrow. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your preventative care. We have a full staff of professional dentists at your service.