Preventative dentistry is the modern way of reducing the amount of dental treatment you need to maintain a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth by preventing the two major causes of tooth loss, decay and gum disease.
The better you prevent or deal with these two problems the more chance you have of keeping your teeth for life. Our dentist and hygienist can help you prevent the need for treatment, and so avoid the traditional pattern of fillings and extractions. First your teeth and gums are assessed, then any treatment that is necessary is explained.
If needed a course of treatment will be recommended to get your mouth into good condition, and a maintenance plan will be worked out, to help you keep it that way. Our main goal is to help you get your mouth healthy and to prevent any dental problems from returning. Proper treatment and care helps prevent decay or gum disease.
Since the 1950s, dental sealants have served as an effective and preventative measure to help ensure the sound structure of teeth. Sealants (a thin plastic material) provide a physical barrier between the grooved surfaces on your teeth and the bacteria that attack and cause cavities.
Sealants protect the grooved exterior. Because they do not involve drilling or re-sculpting of the original structure of the tooth, dental sealants are a popular and painless alternative to other more involved procedures. Dental sealants save you time and money by helping to eliminate the need for future fillings and dental visits.
Visit our practice to discuss this option with one of our dentists.