What would you rather have, a fix for a decayed tooth or a natural and healthy tooth? At Kids First Dental in Conway, SC, we believe all our patients would prefer a natural and healthy tooth. We have all the equipment and training necessary to provide our patients with preventive dentistry in Conway, SC.
We offer different preventive dentistry procedures at Kids First Dental like fluoride treatments, dental sealants, exams, and cleanings. As mentioned earlier, these are all necessary to keep the oral health of your entire family in the best possible shape.
It’s recommended that you visit the dentist at least twice a year, or every 6 months. At each of these visits, we’ll examine your teeth and clean them from any build-up. During the exam, we’ll look at signs of tooth decay, cavities, any discolorations, or masses. This will include your entire mouth, jaw, and maybe even neck.
Cleanings to remove plaques and tartar are essential. Plaques and tartar contain bacteria that live there protected from toothpaste. Removing them regularly will keep your teeth safe from the potential damage they can cause. It’s not possible to remove these without the tools at a dentist’s office no matter how hard you try at home.
Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are most beneficial to children but can also be performed for adults. Fluoride treatments are short procedures where we apply high concentrations of fluoride to teeth. This strengthens teeth and stops ongoing decay. We don’t recommend doing these treatments at home because using too much fluoride can damage teeth. At Kids First Dental, we know how to calculate the appropriate dose for each person.
Dental sealants are used to seal up tiny grooves present on teeth. These grooves are often used by bacteria as hiding spots where they can avoid toothpaste, similar to plaque. By sealing these grooves, we eliminate the hiding spots. We recommend bringing in your children for dental sealants starting the age of about 5. More than one procedure might be required as new adult teeth come in and the sealant wears off.