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Preventative Treatment

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Cheaha Family Dentistry

Preventative Treatment

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Placing sealants is a simple dental procedure which has been shown to greatly reduce cavity risk in the grooves of back teeth by 70%. Sealants are impenetrable to food particles and plaque and are very beneficial to both children and adults.

Digital X-Rays

Because your safety, comfort, and convenience is important to us, we use advanced Digital X-Ray technology in our office to detect dental issues that cannot be found during a visual exam. Digital X-Rays provide high quality detailed images instantly and emit less radiation than traditional film X-Rays.

Professional Fluoride

Professional Fluoride

Professional topical fluoride treatment helps strengthen the tooth’s enamel, making it more resistant to acids and bacteria. It is a very safe effective agent for preventing tooth decay. Fluoride has been shown to reduce cavity risk by 75% and can even reduce tooth sensitivity on roots that are exposed due to gum recession, clenching and grinding.

Gum Measurements

Gum Measurements

Is a way of measuring the space between a tooth and the gum tissue next to it. Your hygienist uses an instrument called a probe and gently inserts it into this space. The size of these pockets is an indicator of how healthy or unhealthy your gums and bone support are. During this time, they also check for any bleeding of the gums, and any gum recession.

Intraoral Camera

Intraoral Camera

Like Digital X-Rays, digital photographs with our intraoral camera are a useful diagnostic and patient education tool. Through the use of a tiny camera attached to a hand-held wand, we can show you incredibly clear pictures of your teeth and gums.