At home care is an imperative part of protecting your smile from dental diseases. Although one tries their best, it is important to visit your dentist to remove plaque and tartar build up. Our goal is to prevent larger issues in the mouth by providing regular cleanings. We have found that staying consistent with cleanings allow you to reach your maximum health and defend as much restorative and major issues as possible.
Periodontal disease or gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. If diagnosed with gum disease it is imperative to take the necessary course of action by maintaining regular at home and in office cleanings. Deep cleanings are diagnosed with measurements taken by your doctor indicating large “pocket” depths between your gums and teeth. These pockets show signs of infection causing bone loss. To leave gums untreated merely allows for the condition to worsen, allowing for the increased possibility of tooth loss.
Dental sealants are placed on the chewing surface of permanent teeth to protect them from bacteria and acids that can lead to tooth decay. The coating is added to the grooved and pitted areas of molar and premolar teeth due to the difficulty of cleaning these areas with normal brushing. As soon as the chewing surface of the tooth has erupted beyond the gumline of a child, sealants are typically recommended.