Preventive Dentistry is the process of keeping your teeth clean and healthy. There are a number of activities that are part of preventive dentistry. They include:
This is a big part of dental health. Flossing removes any food particles that may be trapped in the spaces between the teeth. You should always make sure to grind the right way.
One of the activities you should do in preventive dentistry is to eat foods and fruits that provide nutrients that are good for your teeth. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Fruits are a great source of vitamins that are good for your teeth.
Comprehensive Patient Exams
Good health involves both physical and mental wellbeing. Physical wellbeing is as dependent on any other form of health as the state of an individual’s oral health. Thus, we provide thorough exams and take a holistic approach to the prevention of diseases and the growth of disease-causing agents in the oral cavity. Our thorough exams include various procedures that are aimed at ensuring all aspects of your oral health are covered. This will involve questions about your dental history, any surgeries, cosmetic or otherwise, complaints, pain, the purpose of visit, etc. The goal is to ensure accurate diagnosis and maintain or restore good oral health.
Sometimes called “the recall” or “recare” exams, recall exams are central to overall oral health. Dental check-ups, another name for recalls, are central to continued oral health and we ensure we schedule regular appointments for patients after every consultation. The recalls are not just for those who have had a procedure done. We provide care services to all patients, especially during scheduled cleaning appointments in order to kill multiple birds with one stone. These periodic evaluations are patient-specific, inexpensive, not to be avoided and generally painless.
Fissure Sealant for Kids
Fissure sealants or dental sealants are plastic coatings that protect the chewing surfaces of the teeth against the bacteria and plaque that cause cavities. They are mainly applied to the grooves of the posterior teeth: premolars and molars, where caries is often produced. You will find that most of the decay that occurs in children and adolescents occurs on these surfaces of the teeth. The use of this coating protects the chewing surfaces of the germs, as well as the foods that adhere to the grooves of these teeth. The best way to protect your child’s permanent teeth is to use dental sealant. Adults can also take advantage of this.
The sealant application process is relatively simple and does not require drilling or removing the structure of the teeth. The whole process can take several minutes for each tooth. Sealants are capable of withstanding normal chewing pressures. The sealant generally remains intact for 5-10 years and until the sealant remains on the surface of your tooth, it will not decompose; You can request the second application only a few years after consulting your dentist.
Getting your teeth cleaned twice a year helps prevent gum disease. During a professional dental cleaning, it’s easy for your dentist to detect early signs of problems such as broken fillings and fractures. Tooth polishing also removes bacteria from the surface of your teeth. Polishing is both cosmetic and healthy. While it certainly can significantly improve the look of your teeth, it also removes unwanted plaque and biofilm, to create healthy gums. Polishing is very important because it is more difficult for food debris and bacteria to attach to a polished surface.
Contact our office to book your cleaning if your gums are bleeding or puffy.