PREVENTATIVE DENTISTRY SERVICES

At North Seattle, our goal is keep your teeth healthy with preventative dentistry.

Through periodic examinations and a little coaching from our dentists and staff, we’ll help you maintain a bright, healthy smile.

Here are some of the general preventative dental services we offer to help you keep your teeth healthy.

Sealants

The first step in maintaining a healthy mouth is preventing tooth decay, and sealants can offer major protection against cavities.

A sealant is a flowable resin material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars soon after they erupt. The sealant flows into the deep developmental grooves of these teeth and creates a smooth surface which prevents plaque and food from accumulating and causing a cavity.

Although more routinely placed in children, adults can benefit from sealant placement as well. Changes in health status, the use of medications that cause dry mouth, or a history of previous or recent decay may be reasons to consider sealant placement as an adult. Prevention is always better than treatment. Sealants are extremely effective in preventing decay and are very cost effective as well.

Mouth Guards

Who needs a mouth guard? If you play sports, grind your teeth or snore at night then you should look into one. Custom-made mouth guards are designed to fit your mouth perfectly and provide the protection you need.

Learn more about custom mouth guards.

Teeth Cleaning & Polishing

We’ll help you keep your smile beautiful and healthy. You may not know it, but there’s more to cleaning teeth than brushing and flossing. We evaluate each patient individually to determine which treatment best suits their
periodontal health.

Learn more about our teeth cleaning procedures.

Cavity Prevention & PH Neutralizing Oral Rinses

Cavities are caused by a bacterial infection. The good news is that this infection is not only treatable, but preventable through anti-cavity products like CariFree a PH neutralizing oral rinse. These oral rinses help eliminate the harmful bacteria that causes tooth decay by neutralizing the acids found in the mouth.

Learn more about our anti-cavity products like CariFree.

Fluoride Varnish Treatments

Adding a little more fluoride to your oral health regime offers big benefits. Fluoride varnish is a safe, convenient way to protect your teeth from tooth decay. When used in addition to brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, fluoride varnish helps maintain a healthy enamel on your teeth to combat bacteria in your mouth from forming cavities. Fluoride’s role in fighting tooth decay as we age is just as important as its role in strengthening, and protecting, developing teeth in children.

Learn more about fluoride varnish treatments.

Oral Cancer Screening

Oral cancer can be a life threatening disease, but the chances of survival improve the earlier this cancer is diagnosed and treated. In addition to our routine visual examinations for oral cancer, we offer the VELscope oral cancer examination.

Learn more about VELscope and oral cancer.

If you are interested in improving your smile, we have the solutions to help you achieve your ideal smile. Please set up your dental consultation today to learn more about the preventative dentistry services we offer at North Seattle Dental.