Come visit us every 6-months! We will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy! Our recommended preventive care appointments include regular cleanings, exams, radiographs & sealants. Our regular dental exams include, but are not limited to: oral, head & neck cancer screening, examination of jaw joint and surrounding muscles, cavity detection, and periodontal (gum disease) evaluation which consists of assessing the health of gums and bone which support the teeth. Regular exams also include digital radiographs (x-rays) once a year. The digital radiographs at Darling Dental expose individuals to far less radiation than standard film radiographs. These images are necessary to diagnose cavities, periodontal disease, cysts, and tumors.
Sealants are used to help prevent cavities but are old fashioned and lack the longevity of better treatments today. At Darling Dental we place Preventative Resin Restorations which are far superior to sealants and are used to seal deep grooves in teeth that are difficult to clean and allow for bacteria to hide and start cavities. This is done by cleaning out the deep grooves three different ways, disinfect to kill any hiding cavity causing bacteria and then bond -chemically glue- a liquid filling into the grooves. This is all done without the use of anesthetic. Because your health & development is important to us, we use an alternative filling materials that are hypo-allergenic and BPA-free.