Preventive Dentistry

Your Dental Insurance for a Lifetime of Smiles

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a highly effective preventive treatment where a thin protective coating is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, especially molars and premolars. These teeth have deep grooves and fissures that can trap food particles and bacteria, increasing the risk of decay. Sealants act as a barrier, sealing off vulnerable areas, preventing plaque and bacteria buildup, and reducing the risk of cavities. The quick, painless, and non-invasive application process makes it suitable for both children and adults, offering long-lasting protection and contributing to a healthy, confident smile by significantly reducing the likelihood of tooth decay in hard-to-reach areas.

Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that involves the application of a concentrated fluoride solution to the teeth’s surfaces. The varnish adheres to the enamel, releasing fluoride gradually, which helps strengthen the teeth, prevent tooth decay, and reduce sensitivity. This quick and painless procedure is commonly used for both children and adults, providing an extra layer of protection for the teeth and contributing to improved oral health. Regular fluoride varnish applications can play a crucial role in maintaining strong, healthy teeth, making it a valuable preventive measure in dental care routines.

Mouth Guards

Mouth guards are protective dental devices designed to cover and cushion the teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues, offering crucial defense against dental injuries during sports activities or teeth grinding at night (bruxism). These custom-fit or boil-and-bite guards create a barrier that absorbs impact forces, reducing the risk of chipped, broken, or knocked-out teeth, as well as preventing damage to the jaw, lips, and tongue. Additionally, night guards help alleviate the adverse effects of teeth grinding, such as jaw pain and excessive tooth wear, by providing a cushioning barrier that reduces pressure on the teeth. Mouth guards are essential for safeguarding oral health and preserving the integrity of the teeth, making them an invaluable tool for athletes and individuals prone to bruxism.

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