Preventive Dentistry: The Perfect Smile for Special Occasions
- Posted on: Feb 27 2018
Most people already know that having a clean mouth is very important. It makes you feel good about yourself and it gives you fresh breath and a great smile. You have probably also heard that brushing and flossing your teeth daily are necessary for good dental health.
But like many people in Montreal, you may not be sure what all the fuss is about when it comes to preventive dentistry services. Here is the simple truth about caring for your teeth. Brushing teeth every day, with a soft-bristled brush, and flossing between your teeth, removes plaque from between the teeth, areas where the toothbrush can’t reach. The following preventive dentistry services are essential in preventing gum disease and maintain good oral health.
Preventive Dentistry Importance:
By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet and visiting your dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile your entire life.
Like you, we work hard to prevent dental problems before they occur. Subsequently, here are some of our preventative services.
Adult and Child Teeth Cleanings with Fluoride Treatment
When it comes to children and adults, they should receive fluoride treatment every six months. Almost any patient can benefit from this fluoride application immediately after a dental cleaning in our office. It’s a simple preventive dentistry service that makes a big impact.
Sealants for Children
We can provide a special sealant for children’s teeth that flows onto their biting surface. This preventive dentistry service can significantly reduce the potential for dental caries (cavities) in young people.
Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing)
Periodontal Examination: Using a preventive dentistry measuring instrument, Dr. Slepchik will examine your pocket depth between each tooth. Pocket depth is the length between the top of the gum and where the gum attaches itself to the tooth. Pocket depth that extends beyond the normal ranges of good oral health may require surgical or non-surgical therapy (scaling and root planning), an excellent home care regimen on the part of the patient.
Caries (Cavity) Examination
During this visit Dr. Slepchik or Dr. Deylami locates areas of decay both on chewing surfaces and between teeth. He uses both clinical exams and radiographic findings to determine the most conservative treatment plan for your oral needs. This preventive dentistry approach can help determine the best course of action.
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