Our Dental practice offers preventative dentistry that can keep your teeth healthy and your smile, bright. Preventive Dentistry includes a comprehensive dental exam, x-rays, dental history, fluoride treatments, dental sealants, dental prophylaxis (Tooth Cleaning), oral cancer screening, treatment recommendations, and dental education ideally conducted every six months to prevent cavities, abscesses, and other oral diseases.
- Dental Checkups & Tooth Cleanings
- Oral Cancer Screening
- Dental Fluoride Treatment
- Dental Sealants
- Dental Education
Dental Checkups & Tooth Cleanings
Regular dental appointments are essential for strong and healthy oral health. Our dental professionals will see you during your routine checkups every six months to maintain a healthy smile. At the dental checkup, our Dental professionals will take X-Rays to assess patients’ teeth, conduct a thorough initial oral exam of your gyms, and document any oral health changes. Visit Douglas Family Dental and meet our professionals who will clean your teeth and remove all of the plaque and tarter, which is key to avoiding cavities, decay, and gum disease. You will also have a huge benefit of getting professional recommendations for a home care routine to maintain your oral health.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer screening is a quick, non-invasive procedure to evaluate oral tissue for any potential signs of oropharyngeal cancer. At every hygiene visit, we examine all the tissues of your mouth including gums, cheeks, lips, tongue, and jaw. It is just as important to have regular soft tissue screenings as it is to have a professional dental cleaning.
Oral cancer can afflict anyone although tobacco users put themselves at significantly higher risk than non-users. Cellular changes below the surface are not always detectable until they’ve advanced to a critical stage.
Early detection and treatment of oral cancer can significantly increase your chances of a quick and complete recovery. If we suspect any unusual changes in your mouth tissue, we may suggest a biopsy and microscopic analysis by a qualified lab.
Dental Fluoride Treatment
Fluoride helps fight against and can even reverse the tooth decay caused by plaque, acids, and bacteria. In recent years, it has even been discovered that the topical fluoride from mouth rinses, in-practice treatments, and toothpastes is just as important and effective in fighting tooth decay as it is in strengthening the teeth. To learn more about the use of fluoride, please call Douglas Family Dental at 508-476-2828 and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Jasjit Sidhu.
Fluoride is a mineral that is naturally found in water and many foods. While you receive a certain amount of fluoride from your diet and from using toothpaste with fluoride, we may recommend fluoride treatment to further strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.
Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from tooth decay. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars, and acids constantly attack and demineralize the enamel layer of your teeth. Fluoride works to remineralize the tooth enamel, preventing tooth decay and cavities. In addition, fluoride can strengthen the teeth as they develop to make sure they are strong and healthy, making fluoride very important for children as their teeth grow in.
Our dentist often recommends professional fluoride treatment during your regular dental checkup, and we may suggest further fluoride treatment if your teeth are prone to decay or if you are not receiving a sufficient amount of fluoride from other sources. Professional fluoride is available in the form of a gel, varnish, or foam. Fluoride treatment is just one of the ways our dentist helps you keep your smile healthy for a lifetime. For more information about preventive dentistry and the benefits of fluoride, we welcome you to contact us today.
Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) – to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.
Who should get Dental Sealants?
Because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars, children and teenagers are candidates for sealants. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.
Typically, children should get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. In this way, the sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14.
How are Dental Sealants Applied?
Applying sealant is a simple and painless process. It takes only a few minutes for your dentist or hygienist to apply the sealant to seal each tooth. The application steps are as follows:
- First the teeth that are to be sealed are thoroughly cleaned.
- Each tooth is then dried, and cotton or another absorbent material is put around the tooth to keep it dry.
- An acid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to roughen them up, which helps the sealant bond to the teeth.
- The teeth are then rinsed and dried.
How long do Dental Sealants Last?
Sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for chipping or wearing at regular dental check-ups. Your dentist can replace sealants as necessary.
Full Mouth Reconstruction. As the name implies, full mouth reconstruction refers to rebuilding and/or replacing all of the teeth in a patient’s mouth. Full mouth reconstructions combine esthetics with the science of restorative dentistry to improve the health, function, and beauty of the mouth.
Planning and executing the restorative rehabilitation of a decimated occlusion is probably one of the most intellectually and technically demanding tasks facing the dentist.
Treatment plan for full mouth rehabilitation- Once all teeth have erupted and adulthood is reached, the size of pulp horns decreases compared to newly erupted teeth. A definitive treatment can then be planned.
Schedule an Appointment with Douglas Family Dental
Do you need an adept dentist who can offer you the finest personalized oral health assistance around? Call us to secure an appointment without hesitation. (508) 476-2828