Avoid Common Issues
Preventive Dentistry in California, MD
Proper oral hygiene and regular dental visits are essential to optimal dental health. Has it been six months or more since you’ve seen a dentist? Schedule a visit today to ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and take a proactive approach to avoiding cavities! The team at Three Notch Dental offers judgment-free, informative preventive care to empower you to take control of your dental health.
Strengthen Your Teeth
Even with proper oral hygiene, your teeth may weaken over time if they are exposed to sugars, acids, and oral bacteria. Over time, harmful substances can build up in your mouth and weaken your enamel, which leads to decay. Fluoride treatments can help prevent this.
Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that has the unique ability to encourage the “remineralization” of your teeth. When high levels of fluoride are present in your mouth, your enamel begins to bond with compounds like calcium and phosphate, which ultimately strengthens your teeth and reverses minor cases of tooth decay. Fluoride treatments are efficient, non-invasive, and painless, and they can be done after any teeth cleaning.
Prevent Cavity Formation
Dental sealants are a great way to prevent tooth decay for patients with cavity-prone teeth. Sealants consist of a special, clear type of dental resin. Dr. Seisman will apply this resin to each of your rear teeth after they have been cleaned, and the resin is then hardened using UV light. This forms a clear, durable shield that prevents oral bacteria, acid, and food debris from contacting your tooth directly. In turn, this helps prevent the formation of cavities.
Fight Back Against Gum Disease
Gum disease affects nearly half of all American adults. The first stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, does not cause permanent damage to your teeth. However, if you do not get proper treatment in time, the condition can advance to periodontitis, which causes irreversible damage to your teeth and gums.
Periodontal care, such as scaling & root planing (also known as a deep cleaning) is the best way to fight back against gum disease. This procedure involves removing plaque and tartar from between your teeth and gums, and smoothing the roots of your teeth to remove bacteria. With regular deep cleanings and antibiotic treatments, you can eliminate gingivitis entirely, and prevent more advanced cases of periodontitis.
Advanced Gum Treatments
Periodontal Laser Therapy
We offer a variety of periodontal laser therapies for patients with advanced stages of gum disease. Using state-of-the-art laser technology, we can remove damaged or unhealthy gum tissue, smooth out your gums, and disinfect the roots of your teeth. With laser therapy, patients can get the treatment they need with minimal discomfort. If you are located in California, MD and you suspect that you have gum disease, call us today to schedule an appointment to get the proper care!