An Ounce of Prevention
Stopping Problems Before they Start
If there’s been one big shift in dentistry in recent years, it is the move toward a more preventative approach. And that’s good news for patients. Now, more than ever before, dentists are able to detect problems before they get out of hand.
At Brosy Family Dentistry, our goal is to provide you with the top dental care in northern Nevada. Part of that commitment means taking a conservative approach and helping educate patients on the best ways to take care of their teeth before larger problems arise. Explore our preventative services below.
By taking excellent care of your teeth and gums, you are taking a big step toward preventing issues such as gum disease, enamel wear and cavities (caries). There’s nothing more painful than a sensitive tooth, but proper dental hygiene such as brushing, flossing and seeing the dentist regularly can help prevent this from becoming a problem in the first place.
Dr. Erin Anderson and her expert team of hygienists and dental assistants will conduct a thorough exam of your mouth to check for any developing problems. After an examination and cleaning, the Brosy team will offer you tips on how to properly clean your teeth and gums at home. If needed, Dr. Anderson will recommend specific products to help maintain good oral health. Whether you’re an adult or a child, Dr. Anderson has a course of treatment that will work for you.
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Dr. Anderson may also recommend the use of fluoride varnish on your teeth. This is a simple, temporary application which helps prevent tooth decay while remineralizing the teeth. Fluoride varnish is a perfect course of treatment for those with hypersensitive teeth. The varnish is composed of fluoride, salt, resin and alcohol. Fluoride varnish has been shown to be effective in the prevention of cavities. At your next appointment with Dr. Anderson, ask if fluoride varnish is right for your teeth.
Traditional X-ray film has been replaced with more efficient digital x-ray technology, meaning we can get to the bottom of any oral health issues quickly and efficiently. By producing digitally enhanced images of the teeth and gums, intraoral digital x-rays can help detect cavities while extraoral x-rays can detect problems such as impacted teeth, TMJ and other issues with the bones in your mouth and jaw. Thanks to this ever-improving technology, we can now see even more detail than with traditional x-rays or visual exams. Because they can be viewed on computer screens, x-rays allow dentists to detect and treat issues quickly so you can get back to your daily life free of pain.