Mr.tooth is dental house that provide a wide range of dental services in Squamish. We are committed to provide you with high quality dental care and to make your visit to our office comfortable and enjoyable.
Topical fluoride application is one of the best preventive measures to protect the teeth from carious lesions. It is simple and usually applied after polishing every six months. Children can get the maximum benefit of the topical fluoride application.
Although fluoride can boost the decay resistance of the smooth surface of the tooth, what about the pits and fissure that characterize the occlusal surface of the posterior teeth and considered the highest caries risk area?. Fissure sealant is quite beneficial in obliterating these anatomical irregularities in the tooth structure to prevent food entrapment and tooth decay. It is one of the most important preventive programs in pediatric dentistry.
Space Maintainers & Regainers
Sometimes the dentist is forced to do early primary tooth extraction due to decay, trauma or repeated dental infection. The adjacent and opposing teeth may encroach on the extraction site and prevent the proper eruption of the permanent tooth. To prevent this problem, a cemented Space Maintainer is the best device to keep the space for the permanent successor. Should the space loss happened, Space regainer need to be considered as soon as possible.
Whether thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, nail biting or habitual mouth breathing, a fixed or removable habit breaker can be used for few months to modify this abnormal behavior. Although thumb sucking seems to be a usual habit in the first two years of your child life, but you need to think about the dirts that the finger will carry to your child's mouth.
For any carious lesion to start, it needs a tooth surface, substrate (food remnants), bacteria (present in saliva) and time. Modifying the type of food taken or reducing the high carbohydrate intake will halt the progress of the decay process. Having idea about your food intake in both quality and quantity is the first line of defense against caries.
Although looks easy, however, guessing the most suitable toothbrush, toothpaste and dental floss is sometimes confusing. You may get lost with the huge diversity of the commercially available mouth washes. Our duty is to help you to do the decision and guide you for the most suitable maneuver.