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.
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I am very happy with the doctors and staff at Dental Depot. Greeted with interest and a smile, they are ready to serve. My wife and I are patients and there to stay. Very professional and to the point, doctor Calvin listened and explained my options. At no time did I feel unattended. Thanks to all. Edie was a definate bright spot. Happy Holidays to Dental Depot.
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This was the most pleasant dental visit I ever had. I was scared like a little child. This was my first tooth extraction in my 40 years and the entire team was amazing. Dr Nguyen was super nice and explained everything. The numbing was the part I was the most scared of but the lady was patient with me and so sweet and friendly. I know I was whiny. The extraction process was over in a minute which....
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Dental Depot was amazing from the phone call to the staff workers they were great. To top it off I needed to have a couple teeth pulled and was able to do so on a Saturday without an appointment. Would recommend to anyone needing dental work done 😀
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