Preventive Care at Sandpiper Dental
When you visit Sandpiper Dental, our dentists and dental team work hard to improve your oral health. However, we would much rather prevent dental problems than fix them! We offer preventive dental services so your smile can stay free from the damaging effects of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other conditions.
Dr. Dave may recommend one or more of the following preventive care treatments to help your smile stay in the best possible health:
- Dental exams: While this may seem like a basic service, it is essential in keeping your smile healthy. During an exam, our dentists check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other damage that can be treated before it becomes more serious.
- Dental cleanings: A professional teeth cleaning is a good way to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease. During these cleanings, our hygienist removes plaque and tartar from your teeth that cannot be removed during normal brushing and flossing.
- Fluoride treatment: Fluoride is a naturally found mineral that helps to strengthen your teeth and protect them from decay.
- Sealants: A dental sealant is a thin coating that is placed over the chewing surface of the tooth. This blocks out the bacteria, plaque, and acids that cause tooth decay.