In keeping with our philosophy of practising preventive dentistry, we make annual checkups a part of every patient's schedule.
We can help save you from the trouble, discomfort and cost of expensive dental treatments, if you allow us the opportunity to catch problems in the early stages or prevent them altogether. Our dental detectives (read: doctors!) are trained to detect dental diseases before they become visible to you and nip it in the bud.
We'll even send you reminders to ensure that you do not skip this very important step in maintaining good oral health. After all, as the wise men say, prevention IS better than cure!
The top surfaces of your teeth - where the chewing takes place - aren't smooth and flat. They are criss-crossed with tiny hills and valleys - called pits and fissures. Some of the pits and fissures are so narrow that even a single bristle from your toothbrush can't get deep enough to clean them out.
One method of preventing cavities from developing in the pits and fissures is to seal them off with a special varnish called a pit and fissure sealant. New teeth always have deeper fissures and pits, which even out with use over time, and so sealants are usually recommended for kids. Quick and painless, it is a safe way to protect against cavities, for both children and adults.
We first take some special steps to prepare the teeth and once everything is ready, we will simply 'paint' the sealant right over the pits and fissures on the tooth surface. A special kind of light cures the sealant and makes it ready for use.
We are happy to tell you if this required, only after an examination of your teeth.
Clean ups are nothing but removing plaque and tartar deposits that accumulate on the surface of your teeth over time. While good oral habits like brushing and flossing regularly are essential, regular cleanups are a second line of defense against tooth and gum disease.
For a lifetime of healthy smiles, brush regularly, clean between your teeth, eat a balanced diet, and schedule regular dental cleanups!
Allow us to help you do just this - by opting in for our clean-up reminder service.
Flouride makes the teeth more resistant to decay. We advocate the application of fluoride varnishes and gels, primarily for kids, which can start them off to a lifetime of healthy teeth and reduce their chances of developing tooth decay.
Frequency and benefits of this treatment in your particular case can be discussed during a consultation with us.