Preventing decay and gum disease is the best way to avoid needing dental treatment. The way to do this is regular exams, x-rays, and cleanings.
Sealants may also be recommended to prevent decay. Sealants are most often placed on children and teenagers although in some cases can be recommend for adults. A sealant is a protective layer we placed on the natural grooves and pits in your teeth that protects the from becoming infected with decay.
Gum disease occurs when good oral hygiene (that means brushing and flossing) and routine cleanings are not done.
For those who play sports, we can make customized mouth guards as well to help protect your teeth.