Our doctors believe that prevention is key to a healthy mouth. Prevention starts at an early age by discussing dietary and oral hygiene habits with toddlers and their parents. We administer fluoride treatments on our young patients to help prevent cavities and discuss supplementation with fluoride vitamins.
Sealants are also an important tool in preventative dentistry. Sealants are effective barriers to preventing tooth decay on the pits and grooves of teeth. Studies show that sealants reduce the risk of cavities on permanent molars by 80%. We recommend placing sealants when the first permanent molars have erupted.