Checkups and Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends undergoing a checkup and cleaning once every six months. These routine procedures help people avoid the onset of tooth decay and gum disease. During a checkup, your Columbia TN general dentist can watch for the earliest signs of developing dental issues. Using innovative Velscope technology, Dr. Foster can perform a thorough oral cancer screening, too.
A dental cleaning involves the use of ultrasonic scalers and other techniques to remove the layers of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Removing plaque reduces the risk of the inflammation that causes gum disease. To schedule a cleaning or receive a checkup, contact your Columbia TN general dentist today.
Protect Little Smiles from Tooth Decay
As part of our approach to general dentistry, we also offer care for little smiles. To aid in the prevention of tooth decay, Dr. Foster offers fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, shoring up your child’s defenses against dental caries. Dental sealants consist of a special plastic material that Dr. Foster will apply to the molars. These teeth sit in the back of the mouth and are often difficult for children to reach when brushing or flossing. As a result, food can become stuck between teeth and broken down by bacteria, weakening tooth enamel and leading to cavities. Dental sealants prevent food particles from becoming stuck between teeth or adhering to the surface of the teeth. As a result, your child enjoys a reduced risk of cavities. Dental sealants don’t require removal either; they simply wear away with time.
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