Preventing dental issues from ever happening is the ultimate goal in dentistry. Preventative dentistry can go a long way in saving you from treatment, costly bills and dental emergencies. By keeping up with your regular check-ups, your dentist is able to catch signs of dental problems from the early stages allowing for easy fixes and a long-lasting smile. It is important for the health of your smile to stay faithful in scheduling your regular dental check-ups.
In addition to regular check-ups oral hygiene is also key to a healthy smile. Brushing at least twice a day is essential for the care of your teeth. Whenever you are able, brushing right after you eat is a good way to prevent decay. Flossing regularly is important because food can become lodged between teeth and lead to tooth decay. By flossing daily, you remove the danger of foods causing decay and tooth pain.
What To Expect At Your Dental Check-Up
At a regular check-up, your dentist and team will perform x-rays, a thorough exam and a dental cleaning. Your dentist will examine the surface of your teeth as well as review x-rays for any signs of decay or dental issues. If any treatment is needed, your dentist can discuss his recommendations for your smile and treatment can be scheduled.
In addition to a dental cleaning, exam and x-rays, dental sealants are recommended to be applied to your back molars. Sealants are a plastic coating that provide a protective barrier over the deep crevices and hard to reach areas of the back molars to protect them from decay. Sealants can be applied as early as 6 years old and are made to last for many years.
Another form of protection for your smile is fluoride. We offer fluoride varnish and fluoride trays. Fluoride varnish is a treatment that is applied to your teeth to prevent or slow down tooth decay. Fluoride trays are similar to teeth whitening trays and cover the arches of your teeth to coat the teeth with fluoride treatment. Fluoride trays may be recommended if your teeth have not been getting enough fluoride treatment.
If you are in search of a dentist in Palmyra, NY, call us today to set up a new patient appointment. Take the right step towards maintaining a healthy smile!