Preventing disease is one of the most important aspects of dentistry.
Preventing disease is one of the most important aspects of pediatric dentistry. While prevention certainly begins with practicing proper oral hygiene, maintaining a healthy diet and visiting our office regularly, there are some treatments we can administer that help strengthen teeth to prevent dental injuries and tooth decay. Two of the most common preventive treatments include the administration of fluoride and the application of dental sealants.
Tooth enamel is made of minerals, and when exposed to strong acid, its mineral content (and strength) can be stripped away. A naturally occurring mineral, fluoride is scientifically proven to strengthen teeth by attracting minerals to the surface of tooth enamel, which will ultimately help replenish lost mineral content. Strong, healthy tooth enamel is key in protecting teeth against cavity causing bacteria. Fluoride treatments are quick and easy and involve simply applying a fluoridated varnish or gel to the teeth.
Dental sealants are another preventive method for protecting teeth from bacteria and decay. Using a disease-resistant, plastic compound, sealants are applied over the pits and grooves of the teeth and quickly hardened with a curing light. This ensures that the biting surfaces of the teeth are more protected against damage and harmful bacteria.
Receiving fluoride treatments and/or dental sealants are non-invasive and cost-effective. If decay does form, our dentists can treat dental caries with restorations like fillings or crowns. During all types of treatment, we utilize anesthetics when necessary to promote comfort and relaxation.
All Dental Depot locations are accepting new patients. To learn more about our pediatric services, call a Dental Depot nearest you to reserve an appointment for your child.
October is here and with it, National Dental Hygiene Month! When it comes to your oral health, we’ve got all the tricks and treats to keep your smile from being spooky. When you practice good oral hygiene, you benefit in many different ways. Besides having a beautiful, healthy smile, good oral hygiene offers several other,
If you or your child loves to chew gum, you’ve probably wondered how your habit affects your oral health. At times it can feel like you’re limited on what you can enjoy guilt-free when it comes to keeping your mouth healthy – swapping soda for water or choosing fruit over candy – and you may
Opportunities for growth are woven into the company culture here at Dental Depot for all those who want to learn new skills or develop their strengths. And for the people who like Christy Walker, there will always be room to do more. Christy, who was recently named Dental Depot’s Manager of Professional Relations, has been
I’ve been a patient at Dental Depot for a few years now and am quite happy with it. The office is well-organized and efficient, and the staff are warm and friendly. I went for a cleaning and received excellent service from Brenda and Brittney. The only thing that would make my visits better would be music that is softer and more relaxing.🙂
- Deanie Steward
I had an excellent experience. The staff work very well as a team. I was treated with respect. Nothing was done without my consent. I highly recommend this establishment. All of the staff informed me of their part in my process and made sure I understood and agreed. There is not enough good reviews, they deserve the best!
- Jena Green
They explain what treatment they recommend in very plain language, and tell you your options. Then they tell you what the cost of each option will be. I appreciate that.
Also, they’re open on Saturday. Hugely convenient. Two thumbs up.
- Mike Ray
It was 2yrs since I visited Delta Depot. The last experience was not very pleasent. Today was awesome!!!! Anna greeted me was very nicely. And Angie. Welcomed me with care concern and honesty. Words can not explain how I appreciate the crew at Dental Depot.
Thank you all N see u in April.
- Stephonie Woodard
Dr.Nguyen and the staff at the 21st and Sheridan location are always very nice and caring. Everyone is personable and easy to communicate with. I feel like Dr.Nguyen is conservative and does not recommend treatments unless it is absolutely necessary, which I really appreciate.
- Sabra Cowart