Preventative programs are designed to keep your oral cavity healthy and prevent future dental issues. It is a proactive approach that will save you from pain, inconvenience, and expensive treatments down the road. A preventative program is a team effort between you and your dentist. At Family Smiles Fort Lee, we will make all efforts to make your oral cavity functioning at its best.
Importance of Preventative Program
It is essential to follow good dental hygiene practices, to maintain a healthy mouth. In addition, it will help if you undergo regular dental exams and teeth cleanings. These sessions will prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, enamel wear, and other oral issues. Preventative therapies such as dental sealants, fluoride applications will ensure the protection of your teeth against cavities.
Professional teeth cleanings form an essential part of preventative programs. These cleanings should be undertaken at least once every six months to make sure your mouth remains as clean and healthy as possible. Preventive teeth cleanings include comprehensive cleaning of your gums and teeth, removing plaque deposits, and a routine exam to ensure no signs of decay or gingivitis. Scaling and root planing is a deep tooth cleaning process that removes the debris from the teeth and gums and smoothens their surfaces.
Dental sealants help prevent decay on the chewing surfaces of the teeth by forming a protective layer. Not only do they considerably reduce your risk of tooth decay by keeping out bacteria, but they also make it convenient for you to keep your teeth clean by providing you with a flatter surface to brush. This is especially helpful for children whose brushing skills are still developing.
Fluoride is a topical solution applied to a child’s teeth using a small brush. It is a natural substance that helps fortify the teeth. Fluorides are effective at preventing mineral loss from the tooth enamel. Additionally, the treatment boosts remineralization in teeth displaying early signs of tooth decay.
Home Care Instructions
As part of our preventative programs, we will educate you on the importance of dental health as it is also necessary for your overall general health. We will teach you the correct brushing and flossing techniques to clean all the areas of the mouth efficiently. Toothpaste containing fluoride and mouth rinses will be recommended.
We will provide solutions to maintain your oral health and transform smiles. To learn more, visit our office, Family Smiles Fort Lee, at 810 Abbott Boulevard Suite 302, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. You can also reach us at (201) 224-2705 and schedule an appointment.