Your first visit
When you first visit our dental office, you will receive a dental exam, oral cancer screening, periodontal disease evaluation, previous restoration and treatment evaluation, and tooth surface decay evaluation. After performing these evaluations, the team might recommend preventive care such as fluoride treatment, sealants, breath control, or gum disease treatment. Prevention is vital to fighting periodontal disease, and is most easily accomplished through routine daily brushing and flossing and regular dental appointments. These techniques are easy to accomplish and are extremely effective in keeping tooth loss, gum disease, and bad breath at bay, as well as improving your overall health. Our team is dedicated to making sure that you feel comfortable, whether you’re in the office for a regular check-up or full-scale treatment.
Sealants are resin material that are vital to keeping plaque and acids from deteriorating your tooth enamel. Sealants are placed on tooth surfaces and bonded into the pits and fissures of these surfaces, acting as a barrier. Cavities form when these pits and fissures decay, and the American Dental Association estimates that 80% of cavities are caused by this occurrence. Properly placed sealant can prevent this decay from occurring, and the resin is sturdy and able to withstand the effects of chewing. Reapplication is not necessary for several years, but the condition of existing sealants will be assessed during regular dental visits.