Caries (tooth decay) and gum disease are the two most common dental problems we see. Preventative dentistry helps to reduce risks by taking appropriate standard measures to improve your oral health. During your regular check-up, you can expect to experience some of the following as part of our preventative dentistry measures:
Our dentists and hygienists will talk with you about your hygiene habits and offer appropriate advice on improving both your oral and overall health during your routine examination. To promote better dental health, we strive to promote healthy habits.
You can expect us to check your gums for early signs of gum disease at every check-up and discuss treatment options if needed. Our oral hygiene instruction will include brushing, and the use of interdental aids. Our hygienist is very passionate about helping our patients improve the efficacy of their cleaning technique.
Dental decay cannot always be detected visually, and so our dental team takes digital x-rays at regular intervals (determined by your decay risk factors) to monitor the presence and extent of decay. By taking x-rays, we can also monitor the bone levels around your teeth and check for any pathology in the bone that may be visible.
The fluoride varnish is applied to teeth at risk of caries (tooth decay) or to early decay lesions to prevent progression of decay.
Molar teeth have pits and fissures on their biting surfaces. Bacteria that cause decay can grow in these small gaps and crevices. Fissure sealants fill in these small spaces and are important in protecting children’s permanent teeth, if they are at an increased risk of developing decay on those teeth.Back to General Dentistry
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