Preventive dentistry encompasses all the practices that are aimed at keeping the teeth and all surrounding tissues safe from infections. These practices include:
Patient education: At Thomas M Reedal, we educate all our patients about how they can maintain good oral hygiene at home, to keep bacterial infections at bay. We demonstrate cleaning techniques and recommend lifestyle/dietary changes that can help in keeping the mouth and overall body healthy.
Bi-annual cleaning: Scaling is one of the most effective methods of preventing gingival infections, as well as tooth decay. We advise our patients to visit us for in-office dental cleaning at least twice a year for optimal results.
Fissure sealants: Sealants have shown incredible results in preventing caries, especially in young children who cannot brush or floss themselves. The layer of restorative material creates a tough barriers between the enamel of the teeth, and the bacteria that can potentially infect it. It is an excellent preventive measure which is completely non-invasive, painless, and super quick.
Fluoride Therapy: Fluoride gels, rinses and supplements can be used to re-mineralize and strengthen teeth.
Give us a call today to learn about how you can keep your teeth healthy and disease-free at home. Our team will be happy to help you out!