Tooth decay is a prevalent oral health problem, which can lead to more serious damage if left untreated. At Pearl Family Dental Care, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and proven methods of care to prevent, detect and treat cavities, helping you and your loved ones maintain healthy, beautiful smiles. With periodic teeth cleanings and comprehensive examinations, our Wahiawa dentist keeps your smile cavity-free from the start.
The primary cause of tooth decay is plaque, a sticky film that continuously gathers in your mouth, harboring the harmful bacteria responsible for gum disease and tooth decay. The bacteria in plaque produces acids that erode tooth enamel and cause small holes to form in your teeth. Protecting your teeth against cavities involves a daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing, flossing and limiting your intake of sugary foods and beverages. We also recommend periodic professional teeth cleanings at least twice a year, which allows us to remove plaque, tartar and debris from the most difficult to reach crevices of your mouth. Our dentist and office team provide instructions and guidance on better techniques for achieving optimal oral hygiene on a daily basis. Although cavities can occur in people of all ages, due to lifestyle and dietary habits, children are especially susceptible. At Pearl Family Dental Care, we offer our pediatric patients extra protection against tooth decay with dental sealants and fluoride treatments. Dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the biting surfaces of the permanent molars to prevent plaque from gathering in the crevices, and fluoride treatment involves the application of the mineral fluoride to the surfaces of teeth, which prevents the erosion of tooth enamel. As part of your or your child’s preventive care, we provide a thorough examination, which allows for early detection and intervention of oral health problems. With gentle, precise care we address tooth decay from its outset, when it is easiest to treat. Our Wahiawa dentist uses the latest generation of durable, cosmetically pleasing materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile for natural looking results.
At Pearl Family Dental Care, we make it easy and stress-free to keep up with preventive visits for the whole family. Our Wahiawa dentist and staff make every checkup an informative, engaging and highly beneficial experience. To learn more about preventive care or to schedule a checkup, call today.