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Read on to learn about preventive dentistry in Norlane
Preventive dentistry focuses on caring for your teeth to maintain their health. This helps to prevent cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more problems.
There are many ways to prevent dental problems, including daily brushing at home and dental cleanings at your dentist’s office.
To keep optimal oral health, visit your dentist regularly, and by regularly we mean twice a year.
These practices are performed to ensure that teeth are clean, durable, and white. Children should be taught proper oral hygiene as early as their first teeth come in.
Our Preventive Dentistry Services in Norlane
Oral Check-up & Clean
You should visit your dentist at least twice per year for an examination to check for any problems in the mouth.
If you’re at great risk for dental problems, you’ll likely benefit from more frequent dental visits.
If you’re at low risk for dental problems, you may see the same benefits from only one visit per year.
Dental cleanings and exams aid dentists in identifying issues and taking care of them quickly.
If you have dental insurance, find out what’s paid for by your coverage. Many insurance plans include two preventive dental visits a year.
Mouthguards & Splints
Mouthguards are protective dental appliances worn in the mouth when playing sports.
They protect your teeth and cushion blows to the face and teeth, preventing breakage and other damage to your teeth and soft tissues.
Night splints or night guards have the same functions as those of mouthguards, but they are worn at night during sleep.
They protect your teeth from excessive gnashing and grinding, which happens as a result of bruxism.
Bruxism is the unconscious and excessive grinding of the upper and lower teeth, most prevalent during sleep.
This affects not only the teeth but can also put strain on your jawbone causing headaches and soreness.
Most sufferers are unaware that they have bruxism. The teeth, however, show the effects caused by bruxism.
Intraoral X-rays are the most common type of dental X-ray. Various types of intraoral X-rays, such as bite-wing, periapical, and occlusal, show different aspects of teeth.
Intraoral X-rays are taken inside the mouth. They give detailed images of the tooth, bone and supporting tissues of the mouth.
Fissure sealants are resin-based coatings painted on the grooves of the back teeth.
The sealant forms a protective coating that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing tooth decay.
Resin-based fissure sealants should be applied to the permanent molars of all children as early after eruption as possible.
Preventive Dentistry at Norlane Dental Surgery
Prevention is always better than cure.
At Norlane Dental Surgery, we provide preventive dental services that will help you maintain your oral health and prevent dental issues from occurring.
We are located at 124 Sparks Road in Norlane.
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