What is preventive care?

Preventive dentistry includes a number of treatments and services designed to prevent dental problems like tooth decay and periodontal disease. Our dentists would much rather help you prevent problems than fix them, and we strive to provide you with all of the services you need to keep your smile in good health for a lifetime. Our preventive dental services include:

  • Sealants – A dental sealant is a thin coating made of resin that is applied to the chewing surface of the tooth. Most often used on molars and premolars, sealants help to prevent tooth decay.
  • Fluoride treatment – A naturally found mineral, fluoride also helps to protect your teeth from decay. Both children and adults can benefit from fluoride.
  • Dental exams and cleanings – An exam allows us to detect and diagnose any dental problems that require treatment. A teeth cleaning also helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Drs. Kim, Han, Cook, and Cho are pleased to provide these services to benefit your smile. However, perhaps the most important preventive care is daily dental hygiene, which includes brushing and flossing your teeth every day. For more information about preventive care in Houston, Texas, please call or visit us today at Red Bird Family Dental.