Preventative Care


Dental Cleanings: Recommended at least every 6 months to remove stains, plaque, and tartar build up.

Habit Counseling: Children are born with a natural sucking reflex. In fact, babies begin to suck on their fingers while still in the womb. Sucking a thumb or pacifier is relatively harmless during the first few months of life and may actually be emotionally comforting to an infant. However, prolonged sucking that lasts into the preschool years may cause long-term oral complications.

Topical Fluoride Application: Fluoride varnish is typically applied after every cleaning and strengthens teeth by both preventing breakdown of enamel and potentially remineralizing very small cavities.

Sealants: A white material typically placed on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars to prevent cavities. The white material is a liquid that flows into the grooves of these teeth and is then dried with a light.