in Duncanville, Texas
Considered to be the first level of defense against dental problems and abnormalities, family dentistry is viewed primarily as preventive dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends visiting your family dentist for a checkup at least twice a year.
Research indicates fluoride can help prevent cavities in children and adults in at least two ways:
- Making the tooth enamel stronger against acids in the mouth formed by bacteria and sugar
- Helping to reduce the number of bacteria on the tooth surface
Water fluoridation is a common practice in U.S. public water systems. However, bottled water, home treatment systems, and private well water may not be fluoridated. The lack of fluoride for infants and children during the crucial formative years may contribute to tooth decay.
“Topical” applications such as toothpaste and mouth rinses can supply that fluoride. If you’re concerned about getting enough fluoride to protect your teeth, Smile By Smile Dental offers fluoride treatments in the office to make sure all teeth receive the benefits of fluoride.
Family Dentistry in Duncanville, TX
At Smile By Smile Dental in Duncanville, TX, Dr. Taiwo has pursued additional training in cosmetic dentistry such as teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, dental implants, and cosmetic dentures. We are constantly striving to improve the patient experience for the entire family.