What is Cavity Prevention?
Cavity prevention involves reducing or even eliminating the chance of decay affecting a specific tooth. Cavity prevention is ideal for both adults and children as it allows for you to have healthy teeth. It can be beneficial in preventing more invasive procedures from happening that are needed due to decay. When decay is present, fillings, root canals and even extractions may be required.
Why do you need Cavity Prevention?
Cavity prevention is needed to prevent the likelihood of decay affecting a specific tooth. By properly brushing and flossing and coming in for regular dental exams, you can eliminate the chance of getting cavities. Some of the reasons you might consider cavity prevention include:
- You are prone to developing cavities
- You want to prevent the need for more invasive dental work
- You or your child doesn’t have the best dental hygiene habits
- You’re looking for a way to prevent decay from compromising your teeth
What makes you a good candidate for Cavity Prevention?
Everyone is a good candidate for cavity prevention. It is important to teach children early on how to brush and floss properly and how to avoid sugary items that can cause cavities. The more the patient knows about how to protect their teeth from cavities the better it will be for their overall oral health. Some of the most common types of preventative measures include sealants, fluoride treatments, product recommendations and oral hygiene technique demonstrations. We can help with cavity prevention concerning the entire family. We are here to help you maintain a healthy and happy smile that you can trust for life.
What happens during the procedure for Cavity Prevention?
Because there are a variety of preventative options available, the specific type of procedure being done is specific to each option. It is important to have a consultation and examination prior to choosing a preventative treatment. If sealants are utilized, a clear liquid is brushed and cured onto the teeth to form a protective layer. For fluoride treatment, the liquid is brushed onto the teeth to help protect the enamel and strengthen the inner dentin. We can help you to find the treatment and cavity prevention geared for the whole family.
If you are interested in cavity prevention either for yourself or a family member, contact our office today so that we can better assist you with this option.