A preventive approach to dental care means keeping teeth cavity free from the start and catching oral health conditions in their earliest stages, when they are easiest to treat. At Amicus Dental Center, your Pembroke Pines dental office, our goal is to provide you and your family with the tools you need to achieve a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth. We recommend biannual checkups for teeth cleanings and comprehensive examinations, to keep your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful.
Preventive dental care begins at home, with your commitment to brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods. The main cause of tooth decay and gum disease is plaque, a sticky film that continuously accumulates in the mouth and harbors bacteria that feeds on sugar. During your thorough teeth cleaning, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar that have gathered in difficult to reach spots that your toothbrush may have missed. Your dentist will also advise you on better techniques for your at-home oral hygiene routine. Your Pembroke Pines dental office strives to make preventive dental care a comfortable, engaging experience. Although cavities can occur at any age, due to lifestyle and nutritional habits, children are most susceptible. For our pediatric patients, we recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which are proven to reduce the risk of cavities in children. Fluoride is a mineral that is applied to teeth to prevent the erosion of enamel, and dental sealants are protective coatings painted on the biting surfaces of your child’s molars to prevent food debris and plaque from accumulating in the crevices. As part of your checkup, your dentist will perform a clinical examination, and use diagnostic films, as needed, to detect any conditions in their earliest stages, when treatment is most effective.
At Amicus Dental Center, your Pembroke Pines Dental Office, we use state-of-the-art technology and methods to prevent, detect and treat tooth decay and gum disease. Our friendly, compassionate dentists and staff will keep you at ease throughout your visit. To learn more or to schedule a checkup, call today.