What is preventive care?

Preventive dental care focuses on preventing tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental problems that can cause damage and pain to your smile. At Family Smile Center LLC, we strive to provide high-quality preventive dentistry so your smile stays healthy, functional, and beautiful for life. Based on your personal dental needs, Dr. Dinh may recommend one or more of the following preventive dental treatments:

  • Routine dental cleanings and exams – Generally, you should visit our office once every six months for a regular teeth cleaning and dental exam. During these visits, we provide a thorough cleaning that helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. We will also examine your smile to check for signs of dental problems, ensuring that we treat any damaging conditions at the earliest possible stage.
  • Dental sealants – Sealants are very thin coatings that are painted onto the chewing surface of the permanent molars and premolars (back teeth). The sealants create a barrier on the teeth to protect them from tooth decay.
  • Fluoride treatment – Fluoride is a naturally found mineral that helps to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth healthy and strong. We recommend using a toothpaste that includes fluoride, and we also provide professional fluoride treatments to further improve the health of your teeth.

For more information about preventive care in Frederick, Maryland, and to schedule your next visit with our dentist, we invite you to contact us today!