The best way to keep your mouth healthy is to prevent problems from starting in the first place. This begins with good oral hygiene habits at home. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes is going to make your visits to the dentist considerably faster and cheaper. General Dentistry procedures are kept to a minimum when patients have good home oral care.
Basic General Dentistry Procedures
At Pearland Family Dentistry we provide a full array of general dentistry procedures. Our preventive care includes a comprehensive dental examination. An annual checkup allows us to establish a base line for your oral health. We find out what dental services or treatments you may need when we do the oral exam.
We check teeth for cavities and gingivitis. With children, the grooves and fissures in the back teeth are ripe environments for cavities to develop so we may advise sealants to be put on these areas. The sealants protect the teeth from enamel destroying bacteria.
Digital x-rays and intra oral cameras are used to help us see what is happening in and on the teeth. This helps with diagnosing any dental issues.
Cleaning and Fluoride Treatments
Another vital part of general dentistry preventive care is the professional cleaning. Plaque and tartar are removed from all the teeth to prevent gingivitis. This keeps both teeth and gums in a healthy state. Fluoride treatments are also offered. Fluoride has been shown to help protect teeth against decay.
Preventive General dentistry care at Pearland Family Dentistry will keep your family’s teeth in healthy condition. Regular checkups and annual cleanings save you time and money in the form of oral health. Call today to schedule your appointment with us.