Adult & Child Preventive Care
Dental hygiene involves the bi-yearly cleaning and checkup for patients with healthy dentitions. On that visit, your teeth will be cleaned and polished, also known as a prophylaxis. All changes in medical history are updated. Also x-rays are taken. This hygiene appointment may occur more frequently for some patients based on the health of the gums.
Sealants - They are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth.
Sealants are simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic "coating" is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can't reach.
Fluoride Treatment - Most children up to the age of 16 receive fluoride treatment on their regular hygiene appointment. Adults may receive this treatment as well if the cavity rate is high or if they have very sensitive teeth. It is a topical treatment.