Half of all children in the U.S. have tooth decay, while nearly 95 percent of adults have decay in their permanent teeth – 30 percent of which is left untreated. While tooth decay is a widespread problem, it’s also preventable. Don’t become an unfortunate statistic. Visit 1st In Smiles for tooth decay prevention in Plano.
We offer several ways for you to keep your teeth cavity-free, including:
- Regular dental cleanings
- Early detection
- Fluoride treatments
- Dental sealants
- Nutritional and home oral hygiene recommendations
Call us today at 972-905-9266 for preventive dental services. We offer Saturday hours, early morning hours, and evening hours for your scheduling convenience.
Choose From Several Kinds of Fluoride Treatments
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen your enamel and prevent tooth decay. We offer several ways to receive it, one of which will be right for you:
- In-Office Foam Fluoride Treatments – These treatments are a powerful way to help prevent cavities in just minutes.
- Prescription-Strength Take-Home Care – If we see that you’re prone to tooth decay, we can prescribe an extra-strength fluoride treatment for you to use at home.
- In-Office Fluoride Varnish – This is another fast and effective concentrated fluoride treatment that we apply directly onto your teeth.
We may also recommend dental sealants – thin, clear coatings of plastic that we paint onto your teeth. They are especially useful for your back teeth, which have grooves and indentations that make them more susceptible to bacteria buildup. These plastic barriers are common cavity-prevention treatments for children, but they can also help adults with cavity-prone teeth.
We make it as easy as possible to get this preventive dental care by offering early morning appointments, evening appointments, and even Saturday hours.
Prevent Cavities With Regular Dental Exams
You might think that brushing and flossing your teeth every day is all that it takes to prevent cavities. Yet most people don’t see or feel anything in the early stages of tooth decay, so they don’t even realize that their teeth are being attacked! That’s why it’s so important not to skip regular dental checkups at our office, where we’ll examine your mouth for signs of decay.
Dr. Rick Barfield and our team will also teach you helpful ways to prevent tooth decay at home, such as drinking fluoridated water, avoiding sugary foods and drinks, and brushing properly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
For tooth decay prevention in Plano, call us today at 972-905-9266.