Preventative Dental Care
Of course a lot of this comes down to the basics. Brushing twice a day to remove bacteria. Flossing between the teeth to prevent rotting food particles from damaging the enamel, rinsing with a good anti-septic mouthwash. Our team will be glad to work with you to find the right balance of diet and oral care for you. There are all sorts of useful tips on over – brushing and tooth abrasion, fluoride treatments to mineralize your teeth and raise their resistance to plaque and bacteria, healthy eating, fighting bad breath with tongue cleaning which can help keep you healthy. There now exists the option of dental sealants made of thin, durable plastic which go on the chewing area of your back teeth.
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Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are usually placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth — the molars and premolars — to help protect them from decay.
An appliance used when a baby tooth is lost too early. This device helps make room for the permanent tooth to enter.
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally in many foods and water. Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Fluoride also helps speed remineralization as well as disrupts acid production in already erupted teeth of both children and adults.