Do you know that your teeth can last up to 100 years if properly cared for? In order to do this, it is a very good idea that you have consistent dental care and checkups with a expert dental clinic. This will help ensure that any challenges that arise are quickly overcome and any long term damaged is missed.
Here are some of the preventive dentistry services that you will find with Dr. McDonald at McDonald Family Dentistry:
One of the main dental complications affecting children and young adults are cavities. The grooves and depressions forming the chewing surfaces are difficult to clean away. Because of this food stays in them and bacteria builds. The reaction between the bacteria and food, forms acid that is responsible for tooth cavities. Tooth sealants seal these groves and depressions to prevent food and bacteria particles from depositing in these grooves. This service is a strong preventative procedure to help ensure the health of teeth long term.
Our fluoride treatment exists to protect your teeth from decaying. Fluoride is a compound that helps the teeth become stronger and resistant to decay. It is important to note that fluoride deficiency has been shown to allow tooth decay to take place at a much more rapid rate than without it. During your visit, we will advise on the best toothpaste and give tips on brushing and flossing.
Periodontal disease is a dental condition that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It causes tooth loss and bone damage, but it can be maintained and treated. We offer periodontal maintenance services that offer quick results. We will also address the possible causes such as poor nutrition and smoking.
Tooth desensitization is meant to treat sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity mostly happens when gums start pulling back thus exposing the dentine part of the teeth. Other bad habits such as opening bottles with your teeth, chewing on ice and others may also be responsible for this condition. Our preventive dental services will help in treating sensitive teeth. We will also advise on how to address the main causes.