How Can I Prevent Larger Dental Issues?
It is important to handle any small dental issues as they arise to prevent further damage to your smile with preventive dentistry. We suggest making regular cleaning appointments with exams, x-rays, and sealants for children to keep mouths healthy and to catch any tooth decay early before it becomes a bigger problem.
With children, we highly recommend sealants. As a child’s teeth grow, the ridges and grooves on the chewing surfaces of their molars can be very deep and catch food and bacteria, often resulting in tooth decay. Sealants are placed to “seal” these areas and provide a smoother surface, allowing for more effective brushing to combat decay. If any decay is found, it is vital to remove the infection and place fillings so the decay does not spread to adjacent teeth or further injure the affected teeth.
Adults and children alike can grind their teeth. Teeth grinding wears down tooth enamel and exposes the softer insides of your teeth to outside stimuli. This can cause severe sensitivity and leave the internal structures of your teeth exposed to bacteria and other elements. We can provide preventive dentistry for teeth grinding with protective occlusal guards.
Harrison Dental Group is a family dental practice in Fort Wayne, IN. Please call our office at your earliest convenience to schedule an appointment with us.