The basis of sound dental care is routine cleaning and maintenance. We customize
cleanings on the basis of your periodontal, (gums and bone), health. We utilize
medicated gels along with prescription mouth rinses in problem areas if necessary.
Ultrasonic scalers are sometimes used to make the procedure more comfortable and
effective as well.
Sealants should be used as part of a child's total preventive dental care. Dental
sealants are thin plastic coatings which are applied to the chewing surfaces of
the molars (back teeth). Most tooth decay in children and teens occurs in these
surfaces. Sealants cover the chewing surfaces to prevent decay. Applying sealants
does not require drilling or removing tooth structure. It is an easy three-step
process: We clean the tooth with a special toothpaste. A special cleansing liquid,
on a tiny piece of cotton, is rubbed gently on the tooth and is washed off. Finally,
the sealant is painted on the tooth. It takes about a minute for the sealant to
form a protective shield. One sealant application can last for as long as 5 to 10
years. Sealants should be checked regularly, and reapplied if they are no longer
Children and adults at high risk of dental decay may benefit from using additional
fluoride products, including dietary supplements (for children who do not have adequate
levels of fluoride in their drinking water), mouth rinses, and professionally applied
gels and varnishes.