How Patients Benefit from Preventive Dentistry?
A number of people often think of the services of preventive dentistry lightly or for granted. As long as you brush your teeth and floss regularly, there is little to no need to visit them and this is what many believe. With that being said, even if you take good care of your teeth, there are still a number of others factors that can lead to the development of tooth problems. These types of issues however, can be easily avoided with proper care and planning. Let us look at how both young and adult patients alike are able to benefit greatly from the services of preventive dentistry.
Sealant – Tooth Decay - Prevention
In order to effectively prevent tooth decay, the skilled dentists at Best Dental Clinic can apply sealants to the teeth. With this procedure, thin plastic coatings are attached to the back of the teeth on the grooves of the chewing surfaces. The sealants prevent food and germs from collecting and adhering to these surfaces, which can lead to tooth decay. Sealants are commonly applied to molars (after baby teeth have fallen out), which usually appear around 6 years-of-age. This quick and easy procedure is most useful on teeth that have just developed and formed above the gum line.
Fluoride varnish is a highly effective treatment which acts to strengthen tooth enamel and prevent demineralisation and caries. This can help to prevent a range of dental health issues.
Kids / Pediatric Dentistry
A child’s first visit to the dentist should be enjoyable. Children are not born with a natural fear of the dentist, but they can fear the unknown. Our office makes a special effort to use pleasant, non-frightening, simple words to describe each treatment. We want you and your child to feel at ease from the moment your family arrives at our office. The more you and your child know about the first visit, the better you will feel.