Great smile... healthy teeth! Our first priority is your overall dental health. You may just need a scheduled cleaning and exam - or you might be ready to restore (place crown) on your implant or a root canal. Either way, we will provide you with the best and most conservative treatment available. Early detection and intervention are the keys to preserving what we've got for as long as we've got, so you can feel confident that your smile will be healthy and look great!
In order to avoid lengthy procedures & maintain a healthy disease free mouth, we recommend recare every 6 months. This allows us to detect early signs of disease & provide appropriate treatment, leading to a favorable prognosis.
The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opporunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses some of these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The ultimate goal of sealants is penetrating into the pit and fissures of the tooth and sealing them from bacteria.
Indications for use
Traditionally, sealants are thought of as a preventive measure for children and teenagers when they are in their “cavity prone years”. Patients who have xerostomia (decreased salivation), are undergoing orthodontic treatment, show evidence of incipient caries, or who are prone to caries should be evaluated as candidates for sealant placement. Primary molars also can benefit from the placement of sealants.
What is fluoride?
The fluoride ion comes from the element fluorine. Fluoride, is applied topically to erupted teeth to help prevent tooth decay, strengthen tooth enamel, and reduce the harmful effects of plaque. Fluoride also makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes remineralization, which aids in repairing early decay before the damage is even visible.