Exam and Cleanings

Your first visit

During your initial visit to our offices, you will receive a comprehensive dental exam, including an oral cancer screening, gum disease evaluation, evaluation of existing restorations and evaluation of decay on tooth surfaces. If he deems it necessary, Dr. Zak may suggest fluoride treatment, sealants, professional breath control, periodontal treatments, or other preventive care in order to help maintain your smile’s health. The best periodontal disease treatment is prevention, which involves daily flossing and brushing as well as regular dental visits for cleanings and exams. This basic dental practice can help prevent many conditions such as tooth loss, gum disease, and bad breath, enhancing your overall health. Whether you simply need a bi-yearly check-up or full periodontal therapy, our hygienists will always maintain your comfort while providing excellent treatment.

Sealants

Sealant, a resin material that bonds to pits and fissures of chewing surfaces of the teeth, is applied to the tooth surface. The sealant then provides a barrier for the enamel, protecting it from plaque and acids. The American Dental Association has shown that over 80% of cavities are caused by the decay of pits and fissures that begins in early life. If the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from such decay. These sealants are robust and hold up under normal chewing, lasting several years before having to be reapplied. During your visits to our office, we will inspect the condition of your sealants and reapply if necessary.

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