We believe in family dentistry, which can help you enjoy good oral health and avoid tooth decay, which can cause painful symptoms. Our team can help kids and adults alike maintain strong smiles with our preventive treatments. At our Greensboro, NC, dentist’s office we want to ensure you stay cavity-free with the assistance of sealants, custom mouthguards, and more!
For kids, cavities tend to form in the rear of the mouth, as the molars are difficult for them to reach when they brush and floss. Particles of sugar and starch remain trapped between these teeth, so harmful oral bacteria can consume them to create the plaque buildup that weakens enamel and erodes the protective layer. But we can offer a preventive treatment that helps safeguard little smiles, and can help adults as well! With dental sealants, we clean the teeth and apply a unique acrylic layer to them. We then cure this material and patients just need to wait 30 minutes before they eat or drink anything. The layers coat the teeth and prevent food and drink particles from being stuck between the teeth or caught in the cusps or surfaces. The layers stay in place for up to ten years, and wear away with time. We can re-apply as needed!
Fluoride is a mineral that occurs naturally, and has been shown to strengthen outer enamel, including the portions that are weakened and vulnerable to tooth decay. Our team can help kids and adults stay free of tooth decay by applying fluoride to the teeth during each checkup visit. The material is applied in a varnish form, and coats the teeth. As with sealants, you just need to avoid eating or drinking for about 30 minutes while the material sets. This strengthens the outer enamel! We also want you to use toothpaste that contains fluoride for this reason, as you and your kids can protect your outer enamel.
Do you or your children play full contact sports? If so, there is also the risk of damaging your teeth. Even a minor crack or chip could alert the appearance of your smile and leave teeth vulnerable to cavities and infection. You could also risk having a tooth knocked loose or out completely! Which is why we offer custom mouthguards, which fit comfortably and provide a greater layer of protection than standard boil-and-bite options.
If you have any questions about the treatments we offer to prevent cavities and injuries for your smile, then contact our team today!
Talk To Your Greensboro, NC Dentist About Family Dentistry
We want to help you and your kids avoid the onset of painful cavities. To learn more about family dentistry, then call our Greensboro, NC dental office at (336) 854-9270.