We try to ensure that in the future you will not require complex dental treatment. Our hygienist will help to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay .Our dentists will recommend when your children need preventative fissure sealants and orthodontics. We want to prevent dental disease –we don’t want to cure it.
Pit & Fissure Sealants
What Are Sealants?
Sealants are an acrylic-like material that help shield the chewing surfaces of the back teeth from decay-causing bacteria. By the age of six, children should have sealants applied to their permanent molars. Molars of early teens should be sealed as they appear.
How Do Sealants Prevent Tooth Decay?
Sealants help prevent tooth decay by bonding to the chewing surface of the back teeth. Sealants cover the pits and fissures (i.e. depressions and grooves). Sealants are usually applied on only the back teeth.
Procedure and Maintenance
The tooth is cleansed with a mild acid solution and thoroughly washed and dried. Once sealant is applied to the tooth, it takes less than a minute for the sealant to harden.
Custom Fitted Mouth Guards
The benefits of sports mouthguard protection have been well documented. With the use of mouthguards, oral injuries are prevented or dramatically reduced. Mouthguards are recommended for athletes of all ages who play soccer, football, volleyball, baseball, softball, rollerblading, skateboarding, hockey, and other contact sports.
Custom fitted mouthguards are better than stock mouthguards often found in sporting good stores. Custom mouthguards are accurately fitted and more comfortable, and interfere less with speaking and breathing.
Call us to have a custom mouthguard fitted for you and your young athletes.
Your Oral Hygiene
Protecting one of your most valuable assets — your smile — through regular visits with our hygienist we can help keep it sparkling for a lifetime.
Sure, you may take excellent care of your teeth at home with daily brushing and flossing, yet regular oral hygiene visits are vital for keeping your teeth and gums clean and healthy, preventing potentially serious problems. We can help you learn how to keep your smile looking its best!