Having a dental checkup every six months with our dentist, Dr. Phillip White is critical for keeping your teeth clean and detecting any oral health problems. This appointment starts with a professional dental cleaning administered by a trained dental hygienist.
The dentist will then examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other oral health problems. If he find a problem, he will help you understand the treatment options. These may include restorative or preventive care measures.
If there is a problem with the mineral strength of your tooth enamel, our dentist might recommend a fluoride treatment. This can be done in a few minutes and will bolster the strength of your teeth.
Once the fluoride treatment has been completed, your teeth will be better able to resist potential tooth decay. It might also help to address any sensitivity symptoms linked to tooth enamel erosion.
During the fluoride treatment, our dentist will pour a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays that you will hold in your mouth. Then he will insert them your mouth. You will hold the trays in place for several minutes to allow the fluoride to penetrate your teeth. You can maintain the health of your teeth by sticking to a good dental hygiene regimen, by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and with a healthy, balanced diet.
If you live in Wichita, Kansas, and you are due for a dental exam and cleaning, you should call 316-681-2425 to schedule an appointment at Dental Corner.