Preventive services

By: Mark Weglos, Comprehensive Family Dentistry  05/12/2015
Keywords: Preventive Dentistry

Prevention is the best medicine. Dr. Weglos emphasizes preventive oral care, which is our patients’ best chance for continued mouth health and an attractive smile. It’s far easier and more pleasant to avoid restorative dental work when possible, and we recommend and provide the following measures: Checkups – Regular six-month checkups can catch small problems before they become big ones. Cleaning – Regular cleanings during semi-annual checkups provide a thorough removal of tartar deposits and placque buildup, Fluoride – Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugar, as well as reversing early decay. It also helps speed remineralization, while disrupting acid production in already erupted teeth of children and adults. We administer fluoride at medically safe levels, only as much as needed to do the job. Mouth-guards – Custom-fitted mouthguards help prevent tooth damage from such disorders as clenching and bruxism, and from damage potentially caused by contact sports.

Keywords: Preventive Dentistry

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