Routine exams and cleanings at Seaglass Dental Care in North Palm Beach will help you prevent common dental health issues like cavities and periodontal disease. Regular preventive appointments include oral exams and cleanings to ensure that hard-to-reach surfaces of your teeth are free from plaque and bacteria. These visits also help Dr. Schmitt keep an eye out for small issues and address them before they become bigger problems.
According to the American Dental Association, it’s best to see the dentist every six months for a cleaning and oral exam. Visiting Seaglass Dental Care twice a year ensures that we catch any potential issues early, and allows Dr. Schmitt to learn more about your dental health and identify any potential concerns or chronic issues. Whether it has been six months or six years since your last dental appointment, contact us today to book your next visit!
The best way to prevent cavities at home is to brush properly for at least 2 minutes, 2-3 times per day. Flossing at least once per day is also critical to remove plaque, bacteria, and food from between your teeth and gums. Beyond this, eating a diet low in simple starches and sugars, and limiting your consumption of juice and soda will help ensure that your mouth is a healthy environment.
To begin your visit, one of our skilled hygienists will conduct a basic oral exam, then clean your mouth and remove tartar and plaque using specialized dental tools. Once your teeth have been cleaned, Dr. Schmitt will examine your mouth to look for issues like cavities, gum disease, and other oral health concerns. X-rays may also be recommended at the end of your appointment if Dr. Schmitt thinks they are necessary.
A fluoride treatment consists of a highly-concentrated fluoride gel or paste that is painted onto teeth that have been weakened by the early stages of decay. Fluoride has the unique ability to encourage “remineralization” and strengthen tooth enamel, which can reverse minor cases of tooth decay.
Dental sealants are a type of special dental resin that is applied to your rear molars after a cleaning. This resin is hardened using UV light and creates a strong barrier that prevents bacteria, acid, and food from directly contacting your teeth. In turn, this protects teeth from the formation of cavities. Dental sealants can last up to 10 years, making them a good option for cavity-prone children and adults.