Practicing good preventive dental care is crucial to keeping your smile healthy. Restorative dental treatments can be costly and time-consuming, but preventive dentistry is an affordable way to avoid needing those restorative treatments. While at Boudreau Dental Studio, Dr. Rachelle Boudreau or a member of her team may recommend that you get a preventive treatment.
Dental sealants are one of our most commonly used restorative treatments. Made of a clear or tooth-colored material, dental sealants are painted onto the chewing surface of the teeth, blocking bacteria and food debris from settling onto the tooth. The sealant smooths the natural pits and grooves of the tooth surface, which makes daily brushing and dental hygiene easier and more effective. This treatment is commonly recommended for children who have their adult teeth, and it is good for adults who are prone to tooth decay.
Fluoride is a natural mineral that is often found in drinking water. As you eat and drink throughout the day, bacteria, sugars and acids attack and demineralize the enamel of the teeth, leaving you at risk for tooth decay. Fluoride remineralizes the tooth enamel, which strengthens your teeth and helps prevent against decay. Although fluoride can be found in most water sources, our dentist and team may recommend that you get a professional fluoride treatment in the form of a gel, varnish or foam to keep your teeth as healthy as possible.
Call 513-772-0722 to set up your preventive dentistry in Cincinnati, Ohio. Our team looks forward to caring for your smile.