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A Routine dental cleaning is recommended twice a year.  It removes soft ( dental plaque ) and hard ( tartar ) dental buildup effectively.   We use both Cavitron ( a water-spraying hygiene instrument that has unnoticeable vibration on the tip to remove the buildups ) and hand instruments ( to remove any leftover spicules of buildups ).   With regular cleaning and good homecare, brushing and flossing daily), it will help maintain your dental visits to only twice a year.

Fluoride varnish and fluoride supplement are usually recommended for children and young adults.   Fluoride varnish strengthens their teeth at the surface layer;  fluoride supplement ( which is a pill that’s taken daily from age 6 months to 16 years old by patients who live in water-non fluoridated towns ) strengthens the internal layer of the teeth.  Both of them increases the teeth’s ability to resist the bacteria’s acidic attack and prevent cavities.

Some newly erupted permanent teeth ( adult teeth ) during age 6-14 have deep grooves on their biting surfaces which easily trap food and remain at the bottom of these grooves. A toothbrush can’t reach the bottom of these grooves and clean them properly. With time, it can develop cavities.  Sealants are the solution to helping these groovy teeth. It seals the deep grooves with a resin material so that food debris cannot fall into the grooves and bacteria cannot get in there to create cavities either.  The procedure of applying sealant on teeth is quick and no has pain.

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