Added protection with fluoride Dr. Elzayat is a North Hollywood dentist who would prefer to help you, and your family, avoid dental problems, than to treat them. If we can save you the pain and inconvenience of restorative care, then we have accomplished a primary goal of dentistry. Part of helping patients keep their smiles healthy is providing individualized preventive care. One way we work to protect teeth is through fluoride treatments.
Our teeth are made with a defense against the effects of oral bacteria. The hard outer shell of enamel protects the inner areas of teeth from damage. Bacteria, however, have the power to weaken enamel. Dentists recommend twice a day brushing and daily flossing as the primary methods of removing bacteria. For children, especially, successfully cleaning all parts of every tooth can be difficult, which is why many dentists recommend additional protection with fluoride.
Fluoride, a natural mineral, is contained in many types of food, as well as water. Fluoride promotes strong enamel by replacing lost nutrients, and can help teeth remain strong against bacteria. Teeth that are exposed to fluoride are less likely to develop cavities because they can better resist the acid that leads to erosion.
Not only can fluoride prevent the onset of cavities, but this beneficial mineral can also promote health in teeth already affected by cavities. Although fluoride will not take the place of repair with a dental filling if a cavity has developed, regular treatments have the potential of stopping small cavities from growing.
Most people think of fluoride treatments as important to children. While children, especially younger children, can benefit greatly from regular fluoride treatments, which will promote the growth of healthy, strong teeth, some adults may find fluoride treatments beneficial as well. Teens and adults undergoing any type of orthodontic treatment may consider fluoride treatments an ideal adjunct service. As well, any adult who is prone to cavities or who has compromised health may wish to discuss the potential of fluoride in their ongoing dental health plan.
Our North Hollywood dental office serves the areas of Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Van Nuys, and Greater Los Angeles. It is our goal to help you enjoy your healthiest smile. Contact us today for your exam and cleaning.
Cavities most often develop on the chewing surfaces of the teeth at the back of the mouth. This is because our molars have deep fissures on the chewing surface in which it is easy for bacteria and debris to collect. Even with regular brushing, it can be difficult to clean these crevices, and cavities adequately or more likely. Applying sealants to the molars seals the grooves on the chewing surface, inhibiting the collection of debris and bacteria and, thus, decreasing the risk of cavity development.
Dental sealants are often thought of as a preventive treatment for children. While children are greatly protected from cavities with dental sealants, adults who are prone to cavities may also benefit from treatment. Your dentist can help you determine if you are at a high risk for cavity development, and recommend treatment accordingly.
Treating the teeth with dental sealants is one part of a well-rounded preventive treatment plan. Teeth that have been “sealed” are far less likely to develop cavities on the chewing surface. However, cavities can still form in between teeth. The best way to keep teeth and gums their healthiest is to maintain excellent home hygiene practices, and to see your dentist at least twice a year for evaluations and cleanings.
Dental sealant treatment takes only a few minutes, is non-invasive and completely pain-free, offering patients the opportunity to avoid the pain and cost of cavities and their subsequent repair. Contact your North Hollywood dentist to schedule your checkup and preventive treatment. Together, we can ensure a lifetime of optimal oral health. ??⚕️?
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All staff members of Dental Clinic are licensed professionals. Our staff consists of licensed general dentists. hygienists, dental assistants, an endodontist, a periodontist, and an oral surgeon.
“I had previous dental work done and teeth were in terrible shape. The staff at this office were kind and helped me through the whole process. I had a root canal, which wasn’t painful at all. Just minor discomfort, which I expected and two crowns put in for a great price..my teeth look amazing! “
The best Place I’ve been 2, I would recommended it, to any one…They are very Clean and Great Staff!!! they have plans if u need it and can’t pay all of it. Shit they got me hook. Money Saver, who doesn’t Love That!!! Yes I would recommend this Place!!!
Amazing! I got a much needed root canal and deep cleaning done two weeks ago and have had little to no pain. The procedure was also pretty painless. Just don’t be afraid to ask for more anesthesia! I got my crown put in today and the rest of the deep cleaning and I’m in love with my smile.
Dr. Elzayat, is excellent in his job and very professional, great helpful staff who can answer all my questions, the location is great. I am so happy to be one of their patient. I absolutely recommend this place.
I found A-Dental Center after I found out the first dentist I went to would have me maxing out my insurance coverage after a cleaning and one periodontal procedure. My husband recommended them and I’m so happy that I found them. The front desk staff is amazing!
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