Preventive dentistry keeps people from developing dental problems later on. If you use proper dental care like brushing twice per day and routine flossing, you can avoid or lessen the effects of cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis (gum disease). Oral health problems can be minimized by focusing on the basics: regular dental exams, cleanings and fluoride treatments. Call Village Dental today to schedule an appointment.
Dental exams and x-rays are an important part of preventive oral health care. During your dental exam, our hygienist will inspect your teeth and gums prior to cleaning your teeth. Dental X-rays are taken in conjunction with an exam to better help Village Dental evaluate your risk of developing tooth decay and other oral health problems.
At our office dental cleanings are performed by a Licensed Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment involves the removal of the hardened calculus (plaque) and tartar biofilms that form on our teeth over time. Your cleaning appointment ends with polishing to further remove stains.
Dental sealants are painted on permanent 6 year and 12 year molars respectively and prevent tooth decay on the biting surface of the permanent teeth. At Village Dental we believe in preventative dentistry and as long as our patients come every 6 months for their cleaning we will ensure that the sealants are in place and if not we will replace them at no further cost to the patient.
To help reduce the incidence of tooth decay, Village Dental uses fluoride treatments to prevent it or reverse the progression of cavities. Dental fluoride treatments are brushed onto your teeth while seated in our dental chair using a 5% Sodium Fluoride varnish. Once you leave the office, food and beverage are okay to consume, just don’t brush until that night. The brushed on varnish contains a high concentration of fluoride to protect your teeth and enamel.
Village Dental has a state of the art machine that allows for the capture of Computerized Tomography (CT) scans. CT scans are used in office to evaluate the nasal cavity, jaw, sinuses and nerve canals for damage or infection and can be used in detection of oral cancer. CT scans are also very important to aid in placement of implants.
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