Regular dental cleanings are an essential form of preventative treatments. During your cleanings, we remove any plaque and tartar (hard, mineralized build up of plaque). Often times plaque will accumulate in hard-to-reach areas even if you are very careful about brushing and flossing your teeth.
We recommend getting a dental cleaning every six months. Frequent and regular cleanings prevent cavities, gum disease, and tartar build up and is essential in maintaining good oral health.
Dental sealants help prevent dental cavities and other forms of tooth decay. The sealant is a thin plastic layer that is applied to the surface and grooves of back teeth. The sealants fill up and smooth out the tooth to prevent food particles and bacterial from getting trapped in the crevices.
Dental sealants are typically white or clear resin material. We can apply a sealant very easily and no drilling is necessary. Sealants will typically last about 5 years but should be checked regularly in case they need to be reapplied.
Fluoridation is widely-accepted by dentists and medical professionals as a method of preventing tooth decay. Fluoride in the water you drink and in dietary supplements are called "systemic fluorides." Fluoride treatments applied directly onto the tooth - such as the treatments we offer in-office - are called "topical fluorides." The American Dental Association states you achieve maximum protection only when fluorides are applied both systemically and topically. We can help maximize protecting the health of teeth.