Oral health is one of the most important things that you can take care of, as it affects the way you eat, sleep, and speak. Dental Arts Clearwater provides preventative dental services to patients to keep dental issues from forming. Let’s discuss some of the options patients may have when it comes to preventative treatment methods.
Both children and adults can benefit from the application of sealants to teeth – especially if there is a higher chance of decay. Sealants are easy to place on teeth and do not require an anesthetic since the procedure is painless. Your dentist will use a brush to paint the sealant material onto the chewing surfaces of teeth, where decay is most likely to develop. This keeps plaque and bacteria from getting into the grooves and finding hiding spots where they can eat at enamel and cause problems.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is found all over the world in nature. It’s also put in your drinking water, which allows it to be ingested systemically as well as placed onto teeth topically. In our dental clinic, we provide fluoride treatments that can keep your teeth from developing decay. The treatment is easy and involves a fluoride solution sitting on teeth for a few minutes before being rinsed away.
When you arrive in our office, your dentist will perform a comprehensive exam of your oral tissues. With this exam, we can look for any issues you may have with the teeth or gums as well as the jawbone. Any tooth decay can be pinpointed for treatment, and other issues that you may not have noticed can be assessed. By getting exams, you can prevent issues from worsening without dental intervention. Otherwise, you would have no way of knowing the health status of your teeth.
If you’d like to learn more about your oral health and how we work with patients to maintain and preserve their teeth and oral tissues, contact our office. You can schedule an appointment by phone or by visiting us in person, where a Dental Arts Clearwater professional can assist you.