Most people only visit their dentists when they have a toothache or injure their teeth. However, our dentists at daily DENTAL & bracesbar can help prevent many of the teeth problems that send patients to see them. By using preventive dentistry, you may only need to see our dentists twice a year.
Our Preventive Services
Tooth decay is one of the most prevalent dental problems in the United States, especially for children. Along with eating too many sugar-laden foods, many communities don’t have adequate fluoride in their drinking water. Fortunately, there are ways our dentists can help prevent tooth decay.
A popular service that we offer patients, usually young patients, are dental sealants. A sealant is a thin coating that our dentists will brush over the chewing surfaces of teeth to prevent cavities. Children from the time they start getting their permanent teeth, which can be as young as five years old to about nine years old, can get sealants on their teeth.
If there isn’t enough fluoride in the drinking water in your community, our dentists at daily DENTAL & bracesbar may suggest getting fluoride treatments in their offices near you. If going to their offices isn’t convenient for you or if you have a severe problem with tooth decay, then they may give you a prescription for fluoride tablets.
Our dentists often teach new parents the proper way to take care of their babies’ new teeth. They may also help kids learn how to properly brush and floss their teeth to prevent decay. Brushing and flossing their teeth every day is the best way to prevent tooth decay, but most young children don’t have the coordination necessary to brush their teeth correctly.
So, our dentists can teach them ways they can brush and floss to care for their teeth. They may also make suggestions to parents that can help prevent cavities, such as cutting back on colas, juices, and having their kids rinse their teeth with water after meals.
Preventive dentistry is important for all ages so that they can prevent tooth decay. However, it’s especially important for taking care of children’s teeth so that they will last a lifetime.