Preventive dentistry services at Bramwest Family Dental are provided to patients near Brampton, ON. We provide exams, cleanings, and additional treatments to keep teeth healthy and prevent dental problems.
A routine exam is recommended at least twice each year to prevent oral health issues from worsening without professional care. Your dentist will examine the mouth and teeth closely, looking for abnormalities in the mouth and problems with the teeth. If any issues are found, such as decay, treatment is recommended, and patients can prepare.
During a professional cleaning, you will be attended to by a trained dental hygienist who can remove tartar, plaque, food particles, and bacteria from every part of the mouth. The teeth will be brushed thoroughly and then flossed carefully to remove particles between each tooth. They will then be rinsed and polished to prevent the accumulation of bacteria.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is added to most drinking water to protect the teeth. It hardens the enamel, fighting against tooth decay and strengthening the tooth with consistent use. Fluoride treatments are often recommended after a professional cleaning has been performed, improving your oral health even further.
Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth and in areas where decay is most likely to accumulate. They form a protective barrier between your teeth and harmful bacteria in the mouth that causes tooth decay to develop. Sealants can be applied to children’s teeth as well as to adults to prevent cavities.
In some cases, early orthodontic intervention may be necessary to maintain the appearance of the smile and correct oral health issues before they worsen. Your dentist will perform an oral exam and get information from x-rays to determine the need for orthodontic treatment.
Preventing oral health issues can be accomplished by visiting your local Bramwest Family Dental professional at least twice each year for routine exams and cleanings from a dentist near you. To schedule an appointment, give us a call or feel free to stop into our clinic in Brampton, ON.