Seeing a dentist regularly is required to remain in perfect oral health. The dentists at Seabreeze Dental are preventative dentistry experts, with decades of experience between them. If you’re looking for a dental office that will always do what’s best for you, look no
further! As one of the only multispecialty practices in the area, the level of preventative care we provide is unparalleled from every angle.
Why You Need Preventative Dentistry
Preventative dentistry has one huge added benefit: keeping teeth healthy by stopping problems before they arise. While maintaining good oral hygiene is a daily requirement on your part, our dentists do everything in their power to boost your efforts with specific preventative procedures and screening. Teeth cleanings, x-rays and sealants are all important to keep teeth as healthy as possible.
One of the most common preventative treatments we offer are sealants. Sealants are a coating that is layered across the top surface of the tooth where chewing is most prevalent, especially the molars. This helps shield the tooth from food and other foreign particles to reduce the risk of decay. Sealants usually remain effective for many years, but some may even last 10+ years!
What to Expect From Your Preventative Appointment?
At a routine appointment, you can expect to receive a thorough dental examination and diagnostic X-ray restorative. Along with the exam, you will receive a professional teeth cleaning including brushing and flossing. Additionally, each exam includes an oral cancer screening to check for any signs or symptoms of oral cancer.
Routinely visiting the dentist can save you a lot of time, effort and pain in the long run. It’s recommended every patient schedule a preventative appointment every six months for optimal care. These routine examinations and cleanings help prevent many common dental problems including cavities and periodontal disease. Daily brushing and flossing should always occur between visits, as well as monitoring for any more serious issues that would need to be attended to by a dentist.
Many patients have anxiety about upcoming dental appointments. To help our procedures go smoothly, we offer IV sedation to reduce anxiety and help eradicate any fear surrounding the dentist. If you are interested in IV sedation or have any questions or concerns, contact our office today!