Prevention is key

Take Charge of Your Dental Health

Preventive Dentistry in Queen Anne

Keeping up with a healthy oral hygiene routine is the best thing you can do to avoid common dental health issues and keep your smile looking and feeling its best. It’s also important to make regular visits to the dentist a part of this regimen. During these visits, we’ll help you maintain optimal health by cleaning hard-to-reach surfaces of your teeth and under your gums. We’ll answer any and all questions about your dental health, and you’ll leave feeling empowered to take proper care of your smile.

Maintain Optimal Health

Hygiene & Cleanings

During hygiene appointments at Seattle Dental Co., a trained expert will clean your teeth using professional-grade tools and remove harmful oral bacteria from your mouth. These cleanings are critical to avoid common dental issues like cavities and periodontal disease. Our friendly, compassionate dental hygienists will make you feel at ease throughout your entire cleaning, and your smile will look and feel its best by the time you leave the office.

Peace of Mind

Oral Cancer Screenings

During every examination and assessment, we keep an eye out for signs of oral cancer. Routine appointments always include an oral cancer screening because we want to give you peace of mind knowing that your mouth is healthy, especially if you have certain risk factors, including excessive sun exposure or tobacco use.

Strengthen Enamel

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride is a naturally-occurring mineral that has the unique ability to remineralize and strengthen tooth enamel. The beginning stages of tooth decay are characterized by “soft spots” in your enamel, and fluoride helps strengthen these spots to halt tooth decay before a cavity is fully formed. During a fluoride treatment, we apply a highly concentrated gel directly to your teeth. The process is completely non-invasive and painless, and can help patients of all ages avoid cavities. Bonus: fluoride applications can also help reduce cold sensitivity for several months.

Non-Invasive Alternatives

Silver Diamine Fluoride

Silver Diamine Fluoride is a liquid containing ingredients such as silver and fluoride. These substances have unique properties that kill cavity-causing bacteria and promote the healthy remineralization of tooth enamel. This treatment is ideal for children or geriatric patients and offers a non-invasive alternative to fillings for repairing certain cavities. The SDF solution will be applied directly on the surface of the cavity, and once it dries, the tooth is painted with a fluoride varnish. This process can halt tooth decay, making it an ideal option for some patients.

Protect Your Teeth

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are another highly effective preventive treatment designed to shield the rearmost molars and protect them from cavities. Treatment involves the application of a small, thin layer of plastic resin. This layer of resin is painted onto the teeth after they have been cleaned. Once the dental sealants bond and harden, they can protect teeth from cavities for up to ten years. This treatment is typically recommended for children or other patients who are at high risk of developing cavities.

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