At Amaze Dental, our goal is to provide you with treatments that actually help you keep your teeth, gums, and many oral structures clean and healthy. We don’t ever push treatments that we feel won’t meet your needs. Of course, no oral care routine is truly complete until you’ve committed to routine checkups and cleanings. Dr. Suzanne Najjar is prepared to see all the members of your family and give them a very high standard of care. Schedule an appointment for preventive dentistry in DeSoto by giving us a call today!
While at-home oral care is crucial for the 363 days out of the year that you aren’t at our dental office, it is not enough to remove certain types of dental plaque nor reach all the areas of your mouth. This is why we recommend that you receive a professional cleaning at our dental office once every six months. When you receive a professional’s touch, you’re getting the most detailed and comprehensive cleaning possible. This means that tartar, plaque’s calcified form, can be safely and effectively removed.
Additionally, biannual checkups help us confirm the presence of tooth decay, gum disease or other issues that you may not have been aware of before. Keep in mind that decay and gum disease often go unnoticed until they’ve already caused notable damage to your oral structures. During your visit, we’ll carefully examine your mouth and provide recommendations for treatment if needed.
Dentistry matters at every age, but children deserve a higher level of attention because their mouth is going through many important stages of development. Even if none of their teeth have erupted yet, we recommend that you bring them in for treatment by their first birthday so we can briefly examine their mouth. During this appointment, we’ll spend far more time discussing oral care habits to maintain at home, potential treatments to consider, tips on building a diet that promotes positive oral health, and answer any questions you may have.
Following your dental cleaning, you’ll receive a fluoride treatment to provide additional strength and protection to your tooth enamel. Fluoride is a crucial mineral for long-term oral health as it’s responsible for accelerating the remineralization process. This process allows tooth enamel to receive fluoride from saliva. Without it, your risk for tooth decay and gum disease goes up dramatically, especially if you’re a younger patient. We generally recommend fluoride applications once every six months.
If your child is struggling to avoid cavities, it could be because they are more susceptible to cavity development than the average person. Whether it’s their habits, diet or genetic predisposition, it doesn’t mean they should be forced to deal with it. Dental sealants can create a durable, composite resin barrier between teeth and oral bacteria, especially for teeth that have deep pits and fissures.