Stay Healthy

In order to maintain a healthy oral cavity, it is important to have professional cleanings and regular check-ups. You should visit your general dentist at least twice a year as advised by your dental health professionals. At each visit, your dentist and hygienist will examine your teeth and provide an evaluation of existing dental problems and proposed treatment.


The teeth, bones, and soft tissues of the mouth require a healthy, well-balanced diet. A variety of foods can help minimize and avoid cavities, and other dental problems. Consuming sugary and starchy foods and drinks should be limited, please ask us at your next visit to explain the importance of frequent exposure to sugary drinks. Healthier foods, such as vegetables, low-fat and fat-free dairy products, help promote stronger teeth.


The interaction of bacteria in your mouth and the sugars consumed in your diet causes the bacteria to produce acids. These acids break down the minerals in teeth, forming a cavity (tooth decay). To avoid unnecessary decay will require strict adherence to a dental hygiene regimen: brushing and flossing twice a day, regular dental check-ups, diet control and fluoride treatment. Please ask us if you are brushing and flossing correctly at your next visit.


The back teeth (molars) have grooves where the chewing surface is, they are very difficult to clean and bacteria and food get trapped there. As the bacteria react with food, acid form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. The sealants can protect these areas by sealing the grooves, preventing bacteria and food particles from accumulating.

Sealants are thin, protective coating (made from plastic or other dental materials) that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They’re no substitute for brushing and flossing, but they can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity. Sealants last for several years but they need to be checked during your visit with your dentist to make sure they are not worn down or chipped


Fluoride is a substance that helps teeth become stronger and resistant to decay by replacing the calcium with fluoride. It also helps in decreasing temperature sensitivity especially to cold. Drinking fluoridated water regularly and brushing, flossing daily can help maintain a healthy oral cavity. Most public water sources contain fluoridated water. For more information, please ask our dental team.