Our offices uses high quality resin fillings (tooth color fillings). Fillings are used to treat small cavities caused by dental decay. If a tooth has very large cavities, Dr. Aaron may recommend a crown on to be placed on the tooth.
Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
Daily preventive care, including proper brushing and flossing, will help stop problems before they develop.
In between regular visits to the dentist, there are simple steps that each of us can take to greatly decrease the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems. These include:
- Brush thoroughly twice a day and floss daily
- Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks between meals
- Use dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
- Rinse with a fluoride mouth rinse if your dentist advises you to
- Make sure that your children under 12 drink fluoridated water or take a fluoride supplement if they live in a non-fluoridated area
Sealants are used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. In some cases, the tooth structure has fine grooves or pits which accumulate plaque, not because the person doesn’t brush, but because they’re too narrow to allow even one bristle into them. These will develop cavities over time, and you don’t want that. So the dentist will brush on a coating that seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.
Dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease are largely preventable. Also directing a child’s dental growth and development early in life often avoids future dental problems.
This office is highly versed in recommending best preventive strategies to help prevent untoward growth and development and dental diseases. In office dental fluoride, sealants, and bacterial DNA analysis are tools that can greatly benefit your child for the prevention of dental decay.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that a child should first visit a pediatric dentist by one year of age. Early examination of your child can leave you with an understanding of your child’s dental growth and development and the prevention of dental diseases. Dr. Aaron Schwartz will explain to you milestones in infant oral health and you will leave with a better understanding of how to care for your child’s mouth.