Fluoride, regular brushing, and flossing can all prevent cavities and decay. The most decay-prone areas of your teeth are the grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.
When it comes to preventive care, Joly Dental Care can apply a plastic-like coating called a sealant on the surface of your chewing teeth. These sealants have reduced tooth decay significantly in the Edmonton area and nationwide. We recommend placing the sealants as soon as the first adult teeth come in around ages 6 or 7. The sealant process is quick, only taking one dentist visit.
Prevention of Tooth Decay
Proper doses of fluoride can reduce tooth decay. At Joly Dental Care we offer fluoride supplements. We begin the administration shortly after birth and up through the eruption of the second permanent molars.
Regular dental checkups at Joly Dental Care should begin no later than 18 months of age. Schedule your child’s first dental appointment today.
Effect of Diet on Dental Health
Diets rich in nutrients are important for fighting off certain oral and dental infections such as periodontal disease and decay. Healthy eating improves both dental and general health. It is not surprising that diets rich in sugar contribute to rapid development of dental decay.
A balanced diet, fluoride use, effective brushing and flossing, and sensible eating habits can reduce the risk of, and even prevent, infectious dental disease.