Welcome to the Advanced Dental Associates blog! We are so glad that you found our online home, and we look forward to seeing you in-person soon.
As you know, maintaining good oral health requires a strong partnership between patients and dentists. We are here to do our part but we can’t be of much assistance, if you don’t visit our San Antonio office every 3-6 months!
Practice At Home
Obviously, the routine you practice daily between dental appointments is important. You can do yourself a favor by focusing on hygiene habits such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with fluoride. Staying hydrated helps too!
We Can Take It Further
Here’s the thing: whatever you are doing on your own won’t be sufficient for keeping your mouth free of bacteria or for keeping your smile looking great. That’s why, at Advanced Dental Associates, we recommend a professional cleaning every six months in order to perfectly maintain your gorgeous grin.
In reality, any plaque that is missed can harden and become calculus (tartar). That calculus will begin eating away at the enamel of your teeth, contributing to decay, tooth loss, and, eventually, bone loss.
More often than not, it takes a trained eye and special tools to deliver the deep cleaning that you need to complement what you are doing on your own with a brush and floss.
That’s where we come in. Our preventative treatments include thorough exams and teeth cleanings, dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and so forth.
Exams And Cleanings
In addition to keeping your breath fresh and your mouth clean, we can help with prevention and treatment of gum disease and even oral cancer. That is why you will want to have a dentist you can trust to attend to your needs. All of our dental examination techniques help give us a better picture of your health. This, in turn, helps us make any necessary arrangements for treatment. Whether you need cosmetic care, restorative work, or just regular dental treatments, we’ll help you establish a plan for continued success.
Our dental sealants are designed to seal off and further protect your teeth from cavities and decay. With sealants, we can prevent plaque and calculus from ever forming in the crowns of premolars and molars. This treatment could save you pain and suffering in the end. They are highly recommended for younger patients who are just getting their adult teeth.
Fluoride Treatments And Fluoride Varnishes
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is known for hardening and strengthening your tooth enamel.
With a simple fluoride rinse treatment, you can greatly decrease your risk of developing cavities. A fluoride varnish can take this treatment to the next level. By applying this temporary varnish to your teeth, we effectively coat them in fluoride for a time, creating a barrier between plaque and the surface of your teeth.
Come See What We Can Do!
Keeping your teeth clean can help you avoid expensive and potentially painful tooth reconstruction later on. Don’t wait to react to the situation in your mouth, be proactive by calling our San Antonio office at 210-819-5233!