The goal of preventive care is to protect your smile from damage caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), and other damaging dental conditions. Preventive dentistry works to avert these diseases before they cause damage that requires repair. We offer a number of preventive dental treatments to help you keep your smile in the best possible health. These services include dental sealants, topical fluoride applications, dental cleanings, and occlusal night guards to minimize excessive wear and damage caused by bruxism (habitual gridning of teeth). Visiting our office regularly ensures that we detect and treat any early signs of damage before they become more extensive and painful.
There are several steps you can take to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Our dentist and team recommend that you follow these guidelines to help minimize your chances for developing cavities: