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Major Preventive Dental Services and Treatments

Major Preventive Dental Services and Treatments

Preventive dental treatments are the best way to keep yourself away from dental diseases. It protects the teeth and gums nd keeps them healthy. Listed below are the major dental preventive measures that a patient can take for better dental health.

Dental Cleaning

One of our most common preventive dental treatments is a dental cleaning session. Cleanings, also called “prophylaxis,” remove plaque and tartar buildup.
The dentist or hygienist uses special tools to scrape plaque and tartar from the teeth and below the gum line. Then, the teeth are flossed and polished for a fresh and clean smile.

Exam

A dental exam helps the dentist evaluate the state of your oral health, including checking for signs of periodontal disease, tooth decay, and other issues. Your dentist will also examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer. Adults should have a dental exam every 6 months, while children should have a dental exam every 12 months.

X-Rays

In addition to regular dental exams, the dentist may suggest more frequent dental X-rays when necessary. These X-rays are usually taken every few years and are typically taken once per year for patients who are at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease. X-rays allow the dentist to identify dental problems early, often before a patient experiences any symptoms, and can also reveal issues that cannot be detected during a visual dental exam.

Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens enamel, making it more resistant to acid erosion. When fluoride is combined with mineral rights, it makes them more resistant to acid erosion. Fluoride treatments are recommended for children, teens, and adults.

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants offer an easy, convenient way to prevent cavities. We recommend that all of our patients have dental sealants placed as soon as they come in for their first dental exam. This is because dental sealants are extremely effective in preventing cavities.

Our dental team also likes to make sure that dental sealants are being placed on young patients as soon as possible. This is because dental sealants are most beneficial when placed while patients are young. They are especially beneficial in young children between the ages of 6 and 14.

Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.