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Cleaning / Preventive care

Regular dental exams,cleaning, and x-rays (as needed to evaluate bone loss, cavities,abnormalities) are components of the preventive care regimen.  Sealants and fluoride are included as they aid in  protection of  the teeth.  Getting preventive care appointment regularly promotes good oral health, reducing complex and costly dental issues.


Almost all insurance benefits allow 2 preventive visits per year. 


Has it been 6 months since your last cleaning?  Please call for your appointment.


Sealants

A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of posterior  teeth that has  deep grooves and fossas.  These deep grooves  are hard to clean and are very susceptible to decay.  


A sealant protects the tooth creating a smooth surface that is easy to clean .

Sealants can chip from wear and has to be checked out at regular dental visits.

The process is simple, teeth surfaces to be sealed are cleaned with special chemical, air dry and sealant material applied which has to be light cured to harden on tooth.

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Fluoride & Varnish Treatment

Extra protection for your teeth

After your cleaning, fluoride treatment is used to aid enamel remineralization, decrease sensitivity and neutralize the acids in the saliva .  The fluoride helps to decrease caries activity and help to repair teeth in very early stage of decay.


Fluoride treatment can be applied as a gel, foam, or varnish.


The fluoride gel used in the dental office is of much higher concentration than what you get in your toothpaste and over the counter products or take home fluoride paste. 

Fluoride varnish is a highly concentrated form of fluoride which is applied , it adheres to the tooth's surface for several hours and remineralize the tooth surface.


After office dental cleaning, absorption of fluoride into the tooth surface is optimum. That is why we do flouride treatment after your cleaning.

Do not eat, drink or rinse for 30 minutes so fluoride can be absorbed by the teeth

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