Proper preventative treatment can build a good foundation for good health.
Regular dental cleanings, exams and xrays allow us to detect any issues that may arise early on. Early detection allows to deal with these issues early on before they become problems that require significant treatment.
We can encourage little kids to let their mums and dads help them with brushing. We encourage older kids to brush & floss well and to eat well ("No sticky candy") so that the good oral health and habits that their parents have established are maintained.
Along with every cleaning we offer topical fluoride treatment as well. Fluoride has been shown to decrease the risk of developing cavities and is therefore a part of our armamentarium in the fight against decay.
We place sealants on adult molars in order to decrease the risk that those teeth will decay.