Learn More About Our Preventive Dental Care Services
We offer a wide range of preventive services to ensure that your mouth is always healthy. Some of the most frequently used are:
Scheduled Checkups and Cleanings – When you come to Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry of North Alabama twice per year for checkups and dental cleanings, you are enabling our dental professionals to examine what is occurring in your mouth. If we see any concerns, we can take care of them quickly and efficiently. In fact, we have saved patients from future issues by making adjustments in their treatment early.
Sealants – During appointments, we may notice that the biting surface of your molars seems to be weak or at risk of cavity development. In this case, we can apply sealants made from plastic coating to the top of freshly cleaned and sanitized molars. Sealants protect the teeth for years and are often used in pediatric dentistry.
Fillings – When a cavity is discovered, the fastest way to avert long-term problems is to remove the caries (decayed areas), clean and sanitize the area, and then seal it with a filling made of composite material that looks like the natural tooth. If you currently have metal fillings or fillings that are coming loose, immediate treatment can reduce the chances that the area will become reinfected.
Remember that proper brushing and flossing at home is also a way to continue your preventive dental care when you are away from our office.