The Importance of Preventive Dental Care
At Alliance Family Dental, we make every effort to promote preventative dental care in Fayetteville, NC. Prevention is the most important way to keep your teeth healthy. Why wait for cavities to set in when you can do something to prevent them in the first place? Below are some of the services that our Fayetteville, NC dentist, Dr. Barber, offers to keep tooth decay at bay.
Dental sealants (also known as tooth sealants) can play an important role in helping to prevent cavities (also called dental caries) in some parts of the teeth. The placement of dental sealants is a painless procedure which involves your dentist bonding a plastic coating into the grooves of your tooth (the tooth’s pits and fissures). The net result is a smoother tooth surface, which is less likely to trap food and plaque and is easier to clean with your toothbrush. Our Fayetteville, NC dental professionals suggest that you take this step toward preventive care with dental sealants. Being proactive can give you healthy teeth and gums, which require fewer trips to the dentist. Alliance Family Dental offers sealants for both all ages of patients.
When you or your child participate in certain recreational activities and organized sports, injuries may occur. A properly fitted mouthguard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can help protect athletes from some of those injuries. A mouthguard should be used during any activity that could result in a blow to the face or mouth. Mouthguards help prevent broken teeth and injuries to the lips, tongue, face or jaw. Let our Fayetteville, NC dentist, Dr. Barber, assess your needs for a mouthguard or any other type of prevention.
Fluoride is a natural mineral found throughout the earth’s crust and widely distributed in nature. Fluoride is absorbed into structures such as bones and teeth, making them stronger and more resistant to fractures and decay. A process in your body called “remineralization” uses fluoride to repair damage caused by decay. Just drinking treated tap water will provide a certain measure of fluoride protection. But for years, health professionals have endorsed the practice of supplementing our intake with certain dietary products, and topical fluorides in many types of toothpaste and some kinds of rinses. Certain kinds of dental varnishes and gels may also be applied directly to the teeth to boost fluoride intake. Alliance Family Dental offers fluoride treatments to boost the strength of your teeth. Our Fayetteville, NC dentist and staff are very happy to educate and assist you regarding any preventive care treatment.
Call Alliance Family Dental and ask about any of these dental services today!