Preventive dental services include routine oral exams, X-rays, cleanings, sealants, and fluoride treatments. Educational instruction such as proper brushing and flossing methods is also considered the best way to prevent tooth decay. They’re considered preventive because they’re aimed at identifying and stopping early dental issues before they arise.
We recommend scheduling your cleanings twice a year as part of your oral hygiene. By removing plaque from the teeth, you can prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Quad Scaling is a procedure to clean deep below the gum line with hand-held scalers and UltraSonic Instruments to remove the bacterial growth in the deep pockets around the tooth.
Periodontal maintenance is utilized for patients who have active periodontitis, which is a chronic and non-curable bacterial infection. The goal of PM is to keep the disease under control.
Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth, to prevent tooth decay.
Fluoride treatments are implemented in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. The treatment may be applied with a swab, brush, tray, or mouthwash.