Preventive Dentistry at Raptou Family Dental
Healthy smiles for healthy families start with professional family dentistry. At Raptou Family Dental, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Of course, you'll only smile if you're as happy with our service as you are with our dental treatment. That's why we take the time to listen to your needs and concerns. Not only do we listen to your concerns, but we use gentle, efficient cleaning techniques. We also hire caring, highly trained professionals. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs; from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from regular check-ups to sophisticated dental surgery.
At Raptou Family Dental, we take exceptional care of your oral health. Below are some of the preventive dental services that our practice provides.
Oral Hygiene Instructions
There are some different reasons why oral hygiene is so important. It helps to keep your teeth healthy and strong. Your teeth perform several essential tasks every day, including biting, chewing, and controlling airflow when you speak. Your teeth also play a crucial role in the strength and integrity of your jawbone. Good oral hygiene helps to keep your gums healthy. Read More About Oral Hygiene
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you brush at least twice a day and that you floss at least once every day. However, your at home oral care routine is just a part of maintaining a healthy mouth. With professional cleanings at Raptou Family Dental, we can help you to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Read More About Professional Cleaning
A dental exam allows us to take a closer look at the structures within your mouth. We recommend that you have at least two exams a year. These exams are typically done during the same appointment as your dental cleaning. We will check everywhere inside your mouth, looking for signs of damage, decay and gum disease. With an exam, we can spot oral health issues, which might otherwise go unnoticed, in their earliest stages. By finding these issues, we can then take immediate action before they become serious. Read More About Dental Checkups
Oral Cancer Screening
During your dental visit, Dr. Raptou can talk to you about your health history and examine you for signs of mouth and/or throat cancer. Regular visits to Raptou Family Dental can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily. Read More About Oral Cancer
Sealants are a treatment designed to provide the chewing surfaces of your molars with additional protection against the formation of tooth decay and cavities. Made up of plastic, sealants are applied directly over the crevices on your molars, sealing them from potential bacteria and food debris. Along with preventing buildup, sealants also make your teeth easier to maintain. Read More About Dental Sealants
Fluoride is a natural mineral that has been proven to strengthen teeth and prevent the incidence of tooth decay. The American Dental Association recommends fluoride treatment for children as soon as teeth emerge. Read More About Flouride Treatments
Kid's First Visit
Your child should be seen by a dentist earlier than you might think. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that your child be seen six months following the eruption of their first tooth, or by the age of one, whichever comes first. However, for most families unless there is a specific concern, we recommend seeing your child at the age of three. Read More About Your Childs's First Visit
Dentistry For Kids
Your child, just like you, needs professional dental care, even if they only have baby teeth. The baby teeth may only be temporary, but they play several crucial roles in their mouth. They allow your child to eat a wide variety of foods. They help your child develop proper speech. They play a significant role in their adorable smile. Dental care helps to ensure that these teeth remain healthy until the adult teeth are ready to erupt. Read More About Dentistry For Kids