At Baer Dental, we take a lifetime approach to preventative dental care. We know that practicing good oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental checkups can keep your smile bright and healthy for a lifetime. Here are some simple things you can do to prevent plaque buildup that causes cavities.
And if it’s been 6 months or more since your last checkup, give Baer Dental in Aurora a call and schedule your next visit soon!
Dental sealants are thin fillings applied to the deep grooves of the back teeth which can prevent tooth decay. The sealant is a strong bonding material that sticks to the grooves and depressions in the teeth, creating a protective coat over the tooth’s enamel to protect it from being infiltrated by harmful bacteria.
Good oral hygiene practices like brushing and flossing are not enough to prevent every case of tooth decay. Plaque and food particles are able to be removed from the surfaces of the teeth, but nooks and crannies are another story. Sealants are able to protect the vulnerable areas of teeth by sealing them against bacteria and plaque.
Sealants are an excellent choice for anyone interested in strong preventative measures for avoiding tooth decay. Children and teens are great candidates, as they have a higher likelihood of developing dental decay in their molars and premolars – because they do not always have the best or optimal hygiene. Adults with molar fillings can also benefit from sealants to minimize tooth decay.
Sealants should be used on premolars and permanent molars as soon as they erupt into the mouth. It’s the best way to protect teeth against decay during the cavity-prone ages of 6-14 years. In some situations, baby teeth may need sealants.
Sealant application is simple and painless, and usually only takes a few minutes. The dentist cleans the tooth, dries it, and wraps absorbent material around it to keep it dry. Then, a strong chemical solution is placed on the chewing surface to prepare it for sealant. This ensures the bonding of the sealant is strong. When rinsed and dried after the chemical preparation, the sealant is placed on the tooth, and bonds instantly to it. In some cases, the dentist uses an intense UV curing light to harden the sealant.
Tooth sealants can protect your teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but it’s important to regularly check up with your dentist to ensure the sealant is intact. It may be replaced as necessary.
Good oral hygiene comes from a good teeth cleaning routine and regular checkups with your dentist. Baer Dental is ready to help you maximize your time in the dentist’s office, so you teeth can stay healthy for life. We are here to work with you to provide comprehensive dental care for you and your family. Our goal is to help you keep your teeth for life!
Regular dental checkups are important to your oral health. Your dental hygienist will check for problems you can’t see or feel, search for cavities & tooth decay, inspect your gums for gum disease, and provide you with a thorough teeth cleaning, rinse, and polish.
Dental Checkups should happen every six months so you can speak with your dentist and get answers to any of your questions.
It can be hard to find the perfect products for your smile. Keep in mind that you select oral hygiene products that are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). If you are uncertain, Dr. Baer and his staff can recommend products for you to use at home. Just ask!
Athletes, protect your smiles for a lifetime with Shock Doctor Mouthguards. Baer Dental provides patients with the most advanced line of custom protective mouthguards and mouthpieces available.
Yes. Any sport has the potential for injury, and all athletes should use a mouthguard to protect their teeth, mouth, and jaw from injury. Baer Dental offers a variety of options. UnderArmor® Performance MouthGuards come in several varieties, for non-contact and full-contact activities. Our performance mouthpiece is great for baseball, golf, tennis, and other less intense sports, while the Shock Doctor MouthGuard is intended for full contact sports.
Baer Dental is an authorized provider of Shock Doctor Mouthguards and Mouthpieces, and is ready to offer patients the same quality mouthguards used by a majority of professional athletes across the globe. If you’re an athlete and interested in protecting your smile, schedule an appointment with Dr. Baer and get a custom mouthguard fitted in as little as 20 minutes.