Professional Exam & Cleaning
Prevention of oral disease is the best way to maintain optimal oral health and avoid the need for restorative dental procedures. Good oral hygiene each day and a professional dental exam and cleaning at least twice a year will help you avoid most dental problems. Parents are welcome to accompany their child back during dental visits. Get your child on the path to a life time of good oral health by scheduling an appointment today.
Early Dental Care
We begin seeing children when the first tooth comes in or when the child is one year old, as recommended by the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. The purpose of these early visits is to prevent cavities before they have a chance to start. We also provide parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for their child’s teeth. Fun and positive early dental visits build trust and gives your child the chance to get to know us.
Your mouth requires a well balanced diet and adequate water to function at its prime. When and how often you consume certain foods and beverages affect your general health and the health of your teeth and gums. We educate patients about diet and how nutrition affects your oral health. In addition we review proper oral health care techniques and make oral hygiene aid recommendations.
Our office offers professional strength fluoride applications to help you avoid tooth decay. Fluoride helps reduce mineral loss from tooth enamel and strengthens weak areas of the teeth. Fluoride also helps counter the effects of acidic foods such as fruit, coffee and soft drinks that breakdown tooth enamel.
Individuals with high carries risk, teeth sensitive to hot or cold, or gum recession often benefit from Fluoride Varnish treatment. Fluoride Varnish is painted on your teeth and set quickly in seconds after contact with saliva. It offers high immediate fluoride release to relieve hypersensitivity and protect the tooth from demineralization. Fluoride Varnish treatments have been reported to reduce carries by as much as 25% in high risk individuals when applied 2-4 times a year.
Sealants are a protective coating that is placed into the deep pits and grooves found on the top of teeth where cavities frequently form. Sealants helps prevent cavities by keeping food out the grooves and also by creating a smooth surface that is more easily cleaned. The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry both recommend the use of pit-and-fissure sealants on primary and permanent molar teeth of children and adolescents to help reduce the risk of cavities.