dental sealants for children and adults Preventive Services

Perhaps the most important service that we can provide in dentistry is preventive care and ongoing examinations. We recommend that adults and children over 3 years of age see us at least twice a year for a complete dental examination and cleaning with necessary digital xrays. During this visit, your dentist will check your teeth, gums and jaw joints for any signs of wear or disease. They will also perform an oral cancer screening to look for any abnormal areas that should be evaluated. Early detection of oral cancer can be life-saving!

Dental Sealants

We may recommend dental sealants for permanent molars or premolars that have very deep grooves or pitted surfaces. These areas escape the toothbrush, making them prone to cavities. A sealant is a flowable composite plastic material that is painted on the surface of the tooth to make it smooth and easy to keep clean and help prevent tooth decay.

There's no drilling required with sealants! Our dentists use a special air abrasion system to clean and prepare the tooth surface for a sealant or a small, preventive filling. Dental sealants can last for years; we monitor them at checkup visits to make sure they are still intact. While they are primarily recommended for children, many adults benefit from having sealants placed as well.

Prevention of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease, or Gum Disease, is the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults. At your preventive visits, our doctors and hygienists we will perform a periodontal health assessment to stay on the lookout for any signs of this destructive infection. Read more about Periodontal Disease

Our Rincon family dental office is central to Statesboro, Pooler and Port Wentworth. We welcome patients of all ages and invite you to Contact Us to learn more about our services.

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