PREVENTIVE & HYGIENE SERVICES
Performed by our experienced and gentle hygienists, preventive dental cleanings are the best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. By removing build-up of plaque and tartar, regular cleanings help prevent gum disease and dental decay.
Plaque is a sticky substance produced by the bacteria in your mouth. When left on your teeth plaque produces acid which can cause cavities and tooth decay. If plaque is not removed it hardens into tartar. Tartar contributes to periodontal disease, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Only a professional cleaning can remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth. This is because much of the tartar and plaque are below the gum line. Also, our hygienists polish your teeth so they look and feel great.
We recommend you see our hygienists at least twice a year to keep your smile healthy and beautiful!
Dental sealants are a measure used to prevent cavities from forming on your teeth. Many cavities start in the grooves of teeth, where it is difficult to clean thoroughly, allowing food and bacteria to accumulate. Sealants are a white, protective coating that is placed in the grooves of your teeth to seal out cavity-causing bacteria and make the teeth easier to clean.
Sealants are usually placed on your molars (back teeth). This is because your molars have grooves which are hard to clean and can give bacteria a foothold in your teeth. Sealants are also an excellent choice for children. By protecting their baby teeth, you can help their permanent teeth be healthy.
Dental sealants take only minutes to apply, but protect your teeth for many years.