A dental cleaning is performed on your permanent or transitional teeth, which includes scaling and/or polishing procedures to remove cornal plaque, calculus and stains.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making your entire tooth surface more resistant to acid and bacteria from plaque. Fluoride also promotes remineralization (adding minerals such as calcium back into your teeth), which aids in repairing early decay before a cavity forms in your tooth. The process involves either the application of fluoride with foam or gel placed in a disposable tray and kept in your mouth for a few minutes, or via a varnish applied directly to your teeth.
Dental sealants help protect your molars and premolars from decay. A plastic coating is placed on the chewing surface of your permanent back teeth.
A space maintainer is used to keep a space open to allow the permanent tooth to grow into place. Custom-made of either acrylic or metal material the space maintainer can be either removable or cemented in a child’s mouth.