If you take care of your teeth, they can last you for the rest of your life. Our dentist at Advanced Dental of Westport, CT in Westport does their share to help you and your family maintain healthy teeth by offering preventive dentistry services from early childhood through adulthood.
The primary services for avoiding dental issues are regular examinations and cleanings of teeth every six months. A dentist keeps track and always has dental records on file for our patients. They can refer to those records to check for damage sustained by decay or help in reconstruction efforts.
Along with regular exams and cleaning teeth, a dentist can offer dental sealants, which are plastic-like coatings for the tops of chewing teeth, to keep them from developing cavities. Children between the ages of five to 14 years of age can get sealants for the tops of permanent teeth. Since the teeth need to be permanent, the starting age for getting them can be five to seven years old.
In areas where there isn’t fluoride in the drinking water, the American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatments starting as a child. Our dentist at Advanced Dental of Westport, CT in Westport can teach you how to brush your teeth with the correct amount of fluoride toothpaste to protect your teeth.
Using fluoride treatments is preventive dentistry because it helps make teeth stronger and less likely to develop dental decay. Patients may receive treatments every three, six, or 12 months as a preventive measurement to have healthy teeth.
Our patients will usually receive dental x-rays so that the dentist can track the progression of your teeth and any changes that develop. Doing this allows them to find dental issues and treat them early. Young adults or those who haven’t been to a dentist in years may get x-rays so that our dentist at Advanced Dental of Westport, CT in Westport can become familiar with your teeth.
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