Preventative dentistry is an important component to your dental health. The goal of Dakota Family Dentistry is to help you and your family avoid uncomfortable or expensive future dental costs through early detection and prevention, which are key to minimizing serious dental procedures. Dakota Family Dentistry wants to prevent dental problems like cavities, gum disease, and other oral diseases through preventative dentistry techniques such as exams, digital X-rays, sealants, and fluoride treatments. Preventative dentistry is key in maintaining your dental health and sparkling smile for a lifetime.
One key aspect to preventative dentistry and the overall health of your mouth is routinely seeing your dentist for exams. Exams enable our Dakota Family Dentistry team to check your teeth for any cracks, chips, or cavities. During exams we will examine gums for any disease and check for any cavities. By taking these preventative steps, Dakota Family Dentistry can help sustain your dental health.
Dakota Family Dentistry firmly believes that fluoride treatments should be applied yearly to you and your family’s teeth. Fluoride treatments have been proven to help fight against tooth decay and are an important practice in preventative dentistry.
Patient education is an intricate part of our practice of preventative dentistry. Dakota Family Dentistry believes knowing how to properly brush and floss are key in implementing dental health for a lifetime.
Dental sealants work as a preventative form of dentistry and are a quick and easy preventative dentistry procedure. Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings that go over the grooves of teeth, especially those in the back, to prevent food and bacteria from wedging into the spaces of your teeth. Dental sealants work particularly well with children and teens in preventing the formation of cavities and tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of their teeth.
Routine teeth cleanings are a vital step in maintaining your oral health. Teeth cleanings from our registered dental hygienists allow areas of your mouth that you may have missed with routine brushings to be cleaned and hard tartar buildup to be removed. Routine teeth cleanings are imperative to the practice of preventative dentistry and will help you prevent cavities, gum disease, and other periodontal diseases.
Digital X-rays help our dentists know the most about you and your oral health. By taking digital X-rays at Dakota Family Dentistry, we are able to see fine details of teeth, alignment of jaw and teeth, and information on wisdom teeth, and then our doctors proceed with the best practices. Digital X-rays are important to preventative dentistry and show us what is happening on the “inside” of your teeth and mouth.