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Sealants and fluoride

Several people have fluoride insufficiency which sets teeth to have the chance of getting cavities. Fluoride is a mineral that attracts other minerals to make the tooth enamel strong. At Smile Zone, we can recognize whether your teeth require a fluoride supplement or not. We can prescribe an easy solution for you if we find your teeth need this treatment.
Fluoride and Sealants are easy yet effective dental solutions created to keep you away from tooth decay and keep your smile fresh. A dental sealant is a cover applied to your teeth to protect them from bacteria that may cause tooth decay. It’s applied to the surface of the back teeth. Most commonly, damage occurs to the molars and the premolars.
Our dental team provides sealant and fluoride treatments to support your teeth and avoid future oral problems. If you have dental problems, schedule an appointment today and let’s prevent your teeth from damage.

Preventive Dental Care

Here at Smile Zone Dental, we know that the health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting your dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful. By routinely seeing your dentist for exams and cleanings, you can: Prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath Save money by avoiding costly and extensive dental procedures Keep your teeth white by reducing staining from food and drinks Shorten the time spent in your dentist’s office Make your way to have a smile that you can be proud of.

Why are baby teeth important

Baby Teeth is very critical to your child’s development and health. It helps your child speak, smile and chew. Also, they keep space in the jaws for permanent teeth that are developing under the gums. When it is lost early, the permanent teeth can flow into space, and it is difficult for other adult teeth to find the space when they grow. This results in crooked or crowded teeth. That is why babies should have a good oral care to keep their permanent teeth aligned.
A dental visit should be done after a first tooth comes in. It is called well-baby checkup for an early age. The dental professionals will also show you how to clean the child’s teeth properly aside from checking cavities and other problems.
Here are tips to prevent cavities:
Maintain the cleanliness of your child’s teeth. This is the simplest way to keep healthy teeth.
Avoid or limit sugary foods and drinks (in particular for babies). Avoid utilizing bottle and sippy cups to sooth your child. Load it with water instead.
See the dental specialist by the age on or within six months when the first tooth comes in. With frequent checkups, your dentist will observe the development of your child’s teeth and gums prevent disease.

Dental Cavities

Dental Cavities
Cavities refer to tooth decay, which happens when particular types of bacteria produce corrosive that harm the enamel of the tooth and its underlying layer, the dentin.
Signs & Symptoms
Symptoms of cavity include: Sensitivity to sweet, cold or hot foods or drinks Pain when chewing Toothache
Dealing with your teeth is essential for a brilliant and healthy smile. You can do this by keeping the existence of dental cavities through proper dental cleanliness such as flossing, brushing and regular checkup with your dentist. We additionally offer dental services such as sealants, dental cleaning, fillings and more to treat any dental holes.
To guard your teeth against dental holes, we offer fluoride treatment to make the tooth strong. We also have dental sealants that will secure your children’s teeth to any acid and bacteria that may bring dental cavities.
Call us and schedule an appointment, and we will teach you how to protect your child’s teeth from dental cavities.

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are also known as mouth protectors. They help protect your teeth from the chance of being cracked and damaged. They cover the upper teeth and they also offer protection for the soft tissues of the tongue, cheek lining, and lips.
When to Wear a Mouthguard?
Mouthguard is an important piece of athletic gear. It is designed to protect your teeth from injury and excessive wear. Sports like boxing has a high-risk for mouth damage. Thus there are also athletes that experienced dental injury in non-contact activities too.
How to take good care your mouthguard?
  • Bring the mouthguard along to your dental visits to make sure it still fits correctly.
  • Mouthguards need to be washed/rinsed in cold water before use. After using, store and dry it in a plastic container with air vents to enable the air to circulate.
  • Clean it with water and soap once in awhile then, wash it properly.
  • Mouthguards should be stored in a cool place.
We at Smile Zone understand that apart from proper dental care, there are situations you need to give physical protection to your teeth like a mouth guard.

Space Maintainer

The dentist may require space maintainers if you lose a tooth early or have the primary tooth extracted because of dental decay. It is essential to know the advantages of using a space maintainer and how it can support your child’s dental health.
A space maintainer is a tool that is custom-made by dental professionals using acrylic material. It is either removable or fastened in the mouth. Its objective is to maintain the space open to allow the permanent tooth to grow and come into place. The baby teeth are important to the growth of the jaw bones, teeth, and muscles and it also helps to manage permanent teeth into position. If space is not kept then the teeth can go into open space and orthodontic medication may be needed. Not all children who lose baby teeth at an early age require space maintainers, but a consultation with your dentist should be done to know if using a space maintainer is needed.
Here are the types of space maintainers for children:
Removable: This is similar to orthodontic tools and is usually made of metal. In some cases, an unnatural tooth, may be used to fill a space that must be kept open for the unerupted tooth.
Fixed: There are four kinds of fixed maintainers: crown and loop, unilateral, distal shoe and lingual.
Here at Smile Zone, we offer space maintainers for those little smiles that require them.
Our trained dentist will assure that the space maintainer is correctly placed.
Contact us for more information about the process and benefits of the space maintainer.

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