Preventive dentistry is important to ensure your current and future dental health. Through in-depth examinations and advanced diagnostic techniques, we will work with you to care for your teeth and to prevent disease.
A good long-term oral health plan needs to include regular:
- Home care: You should be brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing your teeth at least once a day to maintain your dental health
- Dental visits: Your dentist can identify developing problems, such as dental decay and gum disease. Early detection can prevent the need for expensive restorative treatments
- Fluoride treatments: Fluoride treatments will help to prevent tooth decay. Any patient at risk of dental decay is a good candidate for fluoride treatment
- X-rays: This early diagnostic tool allows your dentist to closely examine each tooth and to identify any problems
- Fissure/dental sealants: These are applied in liquid form to fill the grooves in the biting surface of teeth which are often difficult to clean and are prone to decay
Diet plays a key role in your oral health. Excessive consumption of sugary foods and drinks can have a negative impact on the teeth, damaging the outer tooth structure and leading to decay.