Preventing dental problems is essential through regular check-ups, oral hygiene, and a healthy diet. Dental sealants and fluoride treatments are commonly used to protect teeth from decay and injury. Restorative treatments are also available, and patients’ comfort is prioritized. Dental Depot welcomes new patients at our locations in Blue Springs and Independence.
Dentistry places great importance on disease prevention, and while maintaining proper oral hygiene, a healthy diet, and regular office visits are crucial, there are additional treatments available to strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay and injuries. Two common preventive measures are the application of dental sealants and the administration of fluoride.
Tooth enamel is composed of minerals that can be stripped away by exposure to strong acid. Fluoride, a naturally occurring mineral, is proven to attract minerals to the enamel’s surface and restore lost mineral content, ultimately strengthening the teeth. This, in turn, protects against bacteria that can cause cavities. Applying a fluoridated varnish or gel to the teeth is a quick and easy treatment option.
Another way to prevent tooth decay and bacteria is through the use of dental sealants. These sealants are made of a plastic compound that is resistant to disease and applied over the teeth’s grooves and pits. Using a curing light, the sealant quickly hardens and provides added protection to the teeth’s biting surfaces.
Receiving dental sealants and fluoride treatments is a non-invasive and cost-effective way to prevent dental problems. In the event of decay, our dentists can offer restorative treatments such as fillings or crowns. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and relaxed during all procedures, using anesthetics as needed.
At Dental Depot, we welcome new patients at all our locations. Contact your nearest Dental Depot to learn more about our dental services and book an appointment today.