Preventive Dental Care
We strongly believe that good preventive dental care can and will reduce the frequency or severity of many dental problems. The most simple and effective preventive care begins with regular dental cleanings and oral exams. At these appointments, we educate our patients so you understand the preventive measures you can take to ensure the best dental health possible.
Some examples of Preventive Dental Care services include: Oral Cancer Screenings, Oral Hygiene Instructions and Tips, Fluoride Treatments and Sealants.
Gentle but effective dental care is the top priority of the dental hygiene department. We make this possible by using advanced dental technologies such as a computerized charting system for the objective measurement of gum tissue health. They can also show you areas in your teeth and gums under magnification on a 20″ multimedia monitor using a dental intraoral camera that uses fiberoptics. Both dental hygienists routinely use an ultrasonic scaling instrument which may decrease appointment time and potentially decrease your sensitivity during the procedure. Our hygiene team will offer you a choice of tooth polishing techniques. The traditional technique utilizes a rotating rubber cup and a pumice containing paste and the second technique uses a relatively new polishing system that delivers a stream of bacterlostatic mint sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) under pressure.
A sealant is a plastic material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth- premolars and molars. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and groves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plague and acids.
Shows deep grooves that are normally found in molars that act as a food trap. Two-thirds of all cavities occur in these narrow pits and grooves of newly erupted teeth.
Shows sealant on tooth to protect the tooth surface from decay