Prevention is better than cure, and preventive dentistry is all about it. When you take proper care of your teeth, do not miss your dental check-up and examination at our clinic, and follow our instructions, you take part in preventive dental care. Preventive dental care covers all the procedures that save your teeth from severe dental diseases and infections. We offer many preventive dentistry services ranging from teeth cleaning, check-ups, sealants, and others to keep your dental health in check.
Dental check-ups and examinations are a must for people of all ages, including children. When you visit us for dental check-ups, it becomes easy to keep track of your dental health. Dental check-ups include a visual examination, X-rays, oral cancer screenings, etc.
During a dental check-up, we not only check the health of your teeth, but your jaw, tongue, gums, cheeks, neck, and throat too. The process helps us to diagnose any problem that you have and treat it at the right time. It is recommended you visit us twice a year for check-ups.
Dental cleanings reduce the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. Over time, your teeth become prone to the accumulation of plaque, tartar, and other substances. Such build-up also reaches your gum line and infects the same. If not addressed on time, you may fall prey to tooth and gum infection.
A dental cleaning includes scaling and root planing. Both these steps perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. We also give you further instructions to brush and floss properly after the procedure.
Sports injuries are a common occurrence. Wearing protective gear like helmets, pads, shoes, and gloves protects your body. Similarly, mouthguards protect your teeth from unwanted accidents and injuries. When you wear a mouthguard, you save your teeth from breaking, chipping, or getting knocked out. Mouthguards also save the gums and other soft tissues of your mouth.
- Dental Sealants and Fluoride
Children are prone to developing cavities because they are often found munching on sugary and sticky food items. This habit takes a toll on their dental health. Dental sealants form a barrier between your child’s teeth and the food residues that get deposited on the occlusal grooves, thus keeping cavities away. Sealants are made using a tooth-colored material to match the natural appearance of their teeth.
Similarly, fluoride treatment also helps to strengthen the teeth and keep cavities away. We perform a fluoride gel application on their teeth and prescribe supplements to deter tooth decay.
To find out more about the dental services offered at South Friendswood Dental, call (281) 481-7731 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 699 S Friendswood, Dr Suite, #108, Friendswood, TX 77546.