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Preventative Dentistry

Preventive dentistry is the modern way of helping you maintain a healthy mouth. It helps you to keep your teeth looking and functioning at their best, and means you need to have less dental treatment. The two main causes of tooth loss are decay and gum disease.

At Winter Smiles we encourage routine checkup and clean appointments for you and your family. We also have the latest in x-ray equipment and offer fluoride treatments and fissure sealants.

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Checkup & Clean

At Winter Smiles,  regular dental check ups are advised to complement a good daily oral health routine and to provide a preventative approach to dental issues.

Following a comprehensive examination of your mouth, teeth and gums, Dr. Winter will examine the health of the soft tissue in your mouth (cheeks and tongue), test your gums for any signs of gum disease. X-rays are taken when required. As well as teeth cleaning and oral health analysis, we will also perform a mouth cancer screening and offer advice and guidance on continued and improved dental care. 

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Preventive dentistry

Fluoride Treatments

Fluoride helps to repair weakened tooth enamel by replenishing lost calcium and phosphate — minerals naturally present in saliva. These minerals also make your teeth more resistant to future decay.  

Fluoride treatments are both suitable for children and adults.

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Preventive dentistry

Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are coatings that are painted onto the grooves of the back teeth to prevent tooth decay. The sealant forms a protective layer that keeps food and bacteria from getting stuck in the tiny grooves in the teeth and causing decay.

Resin-based fissure sealants should be applied to the permanent molars of all children as early after eruption as possible.

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