Good oral health is essential for overall well-being, and regular dental care plays a crucial role in achieving that. At Dental Depot, we offer comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages, from routine cleanings to cosmetic procedures. Our team of dental hygienists, doctors, and specialists are fully staffed to provide convenient and personalized care for your entire family.
Regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential for patients of all ages, including children, and should be scheduled at least twice a year. Detecting common oral health conditions and potential issues early is vital to maintain good oral health, and it is more likely that treatment will be effective, conservative, and budget-friendly. During oral examinations, our experienced dentists will check for signs of diseases that may affect teeth, gums, and jawbones. From screening for oral cancer to identifying potential gum disease or tooth decay, our checkups are thorough and comprehensive.
Consistent dental checkups and cleanings twice a year are essential for maintaining your oral health. They allow your dentist to identify and address any existing or potential issues with your teeth and gums before they become more serious and costly. This is especially important for children as their teeth and jaws continue to develop. Regular examinations and x-rays provide valuable insight into any changes or shifts occurring in your mouth or jawbone, enabling your dentist to intervene and prevent further damage. Even with regular brushing and flossing, bacteria, plaque, and tartar can accumulate in hard-to-reach areas. Routine cleanings by our skilled hygienists can remove these buildup and minimize your risk of developing gum disease, cavities, or other problems. Additionally, regular visits establish a trusting relationship between you, your dentist, and hygienist, allowing for comfortable discussions about your oral health and better continuity of care.
Enamel is the outer layer of mineral deposits that protects your teeth from cavities. However, frequent exposure to acidic food and drinks, age, and poor dental hygiene can cause it to erode. To maintain the health and strength of your enamel, routine fluoride treatments are a fast and easy solution. This treatment helps restore the lost mineral content in your enamel and provides an extra layer of protection. During the treatment, a fluoridated varnish or gel is applied to your teeth and absorbed into them as the gel dissolves.
Another way to protect your teeth is through dental sealants. Deep grooves and pits in the biting surfaces of your teeth, especially the back molars, are prone to cavities and decay. Dental sealants are made of cavity-resistant material and applied to the surfaces of your teeth to fill in these areas, sealing them off from cavities.
Despite maintaining good oral hygiene and getting regular dental checkups, cavities and tooth decay can still occur. Fortunately, a filling can be used to treat small areas of decay. During a filling procedure, the decay is removed and replaced with a silver or composite resin material. This protects the tooth from further decay and does not affect the appearance or function of your teeth. Fillings provide a permanent solution for existing decay and prevent future damage to your teeth.
Tooth extractions are usually considered as a last option, but they are sometimes necessary for various reasons. Teeth may need to be removed if they are damaged or infected beyond repair. In children, baby teeth may need to be extracted to make space for the incoming permanent teeth. Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are often removed due to potential oral health issues, such as infections, facial pain or headaches, TMJ disorder, and misalignment of teeth and jaws. Wisdom teeth typically emerge during adolescence or early adulthood, and their removal may be preventative.
The process of losing baby teeth and growing adult teeth typically begins around the age of 6 and lasts until approximately age 12. It is crucial to ensure that the adult teeth grow in correctly to ensure the future oral health of your child.
At Dental Depot, we offer a range of services focused on pediatric dental care, including checkups, cleanings, preventive treatments, and restorations. Our friendly staff is committed to ensuring a comfortable and relaxing experience for children and teenagers. However, we are also dedicated to promoting optimal oral health for all members of our community through education and preventive care.
We understand the importance of convenience in today’s busy world, which is why we offer multiple locations and flexible scheduling options. Despite our growth, we remain a family-owned and operated business, committed to providing personalized care to each of our patients.