- December 8, 2015
Preventive Dental Care For The Entire Family
Hello and welcome to the virtual space of Historic Triangle Dental Care! We hope that you are enjoying the last days of 2015. Don’t forget that most insurance benefits reset with the calendar year, so you will want to schedule your preventive dental visits for 2016 sooner than later. There are many things that we offer in our Williamsburg, VA office that can help keep your oral health on track all through your life.
Some of these include:
This is one that we often suggest for our youngest patients, though they are great for people of all ages who want to protect their smile. The reason we offer sealants to help prevent tooth decay. This is because sealants act like a barrier between the surface of your teeth and the substances that enter your mouth. Sealants are designed to reduce the effect of acid and sugar on your teeth and to protect them from cavities.
Fluoride Treatments And Varnishes
Fluoride is an important defense for your smile. Fluoride is a substance that helps to strengthen the enamel of your teeth and can help prevent cavities from forming. Most people come into contact with small amounts of fluoride found in their tap water or toothpaste. If you live in Williamsburg, you probably consume fluoride every day because of our fluoride-infused public water supply.
To make sure you are receiving the optimal levels of fluoride, at Historic Triangle Dental Care, we offer fluoride treatments and varnishes that are designed to be applied directly to your teeth – this direct application will strengthen your teeth in a way that tap water and toothpaste alone cannot.
It is an easy and painless way to do a lot of good.
Our team can help protect your smile with custom-designed mouthguards. These mouthguards can be used to prevent damage or injury from either teeth grinding or sports accidents. We can even decorate them with your favorite team’s colors and logo!
This is one that isn’t so obvious, but what you eat and drink is extremely important for maintaining good oral health. Much like the rest of your body needs proper fuel to keep it going, your teeth and gums need the proper nutrients to stay healthy, as well. A balanced diet and avoidance of sugary or acidic snacks and beverages can go a long way towards helping to keep disease and infection at bay. Avoiding harmful substances like tobacco and alcohol can also help to reduce your risk of serious illnesses such as oral cancer.
We will take stock of your individual situation and needs while you are here.
Teeth Cleanings And Oral Exams
We can’t stress the importance of this one enough. To prevent plaque buildup and resulting problems, it is best to visit our office every 3-6 months for a routine cleaning by our dental hygienist. During your visits, we will also examine your mouth for signs of disease, decay, and cancer. It is always better to catch any emerging concerns early on, before they become major problems.
Home Hygiene Education
This blog post is actually part of our community education program. This is because understanding and implementing proper home care habits is one of the top ways to prevent disease. Among other things, our knowledgeable staff can help to educate you and your family on the proper methods of brushing and flossing in order to keep your mouth clean and healthy for years to come.
Learn More, Get Started!
We hope you will be inspired to take the next step and contact us to schedule your next preventive dental appointment in our WIlliamsburg, VA office.
See you soon!