Preventive Dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear, and more. There are many forms of Preventive Dentistry, such as daily brushing and dental cleanings.
Because we are dedicated to providing you with high-quality care in a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment, we have chosen to use digital radiography. Digital radiography is the latest dental X-ray technology, requiring significantly less radiation than traditional X-ray film. In addition, the digital images produced are instantly viewable, making the diagnosis and treatment process much faster than ever before. Digital radiography is just one technology we use to enhance your dental experience at Wellpoint Dental in Meridian. For more information on our advanced equipment and technology, please call or visit us soon.
Hygiene and Periodontal Care
Maintaining a proper oral hygiene routine at home is essential to preventing periodontal (gum) disease. By brushing at least twice daily, flossing every day, and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet, you can significantly reduce your risk for gum disease. In addition, visiting the dentist on a regular basis will help keep you free from gum disease. Only trained dental professionals can effectively remove calculus and plaque from the mouth. If it’s been a while since you last visited the dentist, call Wellpoint Dental in Meridian today to schedule your next appointment and begin the journey back to optimal oral health.
Fluoride helps prevent tooth decay by making the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth. It also reverses early decay. In children under 6 years of age, fluoride becomes incorporated into the development of permanent teeth, making it difficult for acids to demineralize the teeth. Our our dental hygienists will take special care of your teeth through a thorough cleaning and through the use of fluoride treatments, which will help strengthen the teeth for the future
Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth — usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars) — to prevent tooth decay. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.