Cleaning & Prevention
Practical Dental Cleaning and Prevention Care
Here at Fergus Spades we see patients of all ages and offer many different services. Some of our preventative dentistry includes dental cleanings, digital x-rays, fluoride treatments, and so much more! We do these preventative services to help you maintain good oral health. Our hygienists are always here to help and they even give you detailed instructions to help you improve your at-home oral hygiene. Regular dental checkups and a balanced diet play an important role in maintaining good oral health.
X-Rays to Evaluate Your Dental Health
X-Rays are used as a diagnostic tool to get valuable information about your dental health, a digital x-ray is an electronic sensor that captures and stores the digital image on a computer. Digital X-Rays produce a significantly lower level of radiation compared to traditional X-Rays, they are safer and convenient. They can be used to identify:
- Any abscesses or cysts present in your mouth
- Any bone loss in your mouth
- Cancerous and noncancerous lesions present around your mouth area
- Tooth decay
- Any developmental abnormalities
- Poor tooth and root positions
- Any problems inside a tooth or below the gum line
Fluoride Treatment to Prevent Tooth Decay
Fluoride is a substance that is naturally present in almost all our foods, luckily it acts as an effective agent to help prevent tooth decay. Although it can help, fluoride treatments alone can not prevent tooth decay, you will still need to brush twice daily, floss regularly, eat balanced meals, and reduce sugary snacks!
Dental Sealant to Prevent Tooth Decay
The chewing surfaces of molars, premolars, and any deep grooves of the teeth are susceptible to dental decay. A thin layer of plastic coating or "sealant" is applied to these regions to prevent tooth decay. Sealants must be regularly checked for any chips and wear.
Dental Care Starts at Home
A good oral hygiene routine starts at home. Every individual must brush twice a day, floss daily, rinse his or her mouth after a meal, and visit the dentist regularly.
- Tooth brushing