First, your teeth will get a thorough cleaning from a trained hygienist. Then, Dr. Josh will examine your mouth, talk to you about any medical history concerns or changes, and let you know if there’s anything to be concerned about with your oral health. If there is, he’ll work with you to come up with a plan to take care of it.
Types of Preventative Treatments
Preventative care can be more than a cleaning and exam, though. If you have any special dental needs, we can address them and get them fixed or maintained before they become an issue.
These treatments include:
If you haven’t had a cleaning in a while, the plaque buildup could be too severe for a basic visit. No problem! With a few special tools, we can do a full mouth debridement to get rid of that stubborn tartar.
Openings in the teeth usually result in cavities if they’re ignored too long. Bacteria enter the pits or fissures, and since it’s dark and cold in there, they breed happily. But if it’s caught soon enough, a sealant can cover up those little openings before they become cavities.
One of the causes of cavities in children is weak enamel. Decayed teeth also can cause the enamel to weaken. Fluoride treatments, or varnishes, can reduce the decay and strengthen the enamel in children and adolescents.