Your Family’s Dental Care is Our Priority at Lakes Dentistry
At Lakes Dentistry, our preventive, family, restorative, and cosmetic dental services will keep you and your family’s smiles beautiful and healthy. Our experienced, caring dental team is courteous and professional. You’ll always feel welcome at our Lakewood office!
Brushing and Flossing
We can’t stress enough how important it is for you to brush twice and floss once every day. Daily oral hygiene keeps your teeth cavity-free, your gums healthy, and your overall health protected. If you don’t continually break up bacteria colonies that grow in your mouth, they can enter your bloodstream and causes other devastating health problems.
Fluoride is a mineral that strengthens your teeth and helps prevent tooth decay. Bottled water accounts for more than 29% of the U.S. beverage market, is not required to have fluoride additives. Since you may not be drinking enough fluoridated water, it’s more important than ever to consistently brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and follow up with a fluoride rinse. We can also do a fluoride supplement at your six-month regular checkup—which is a gel applied to the teeth for only a few minutes.
Most teeth have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide and cause decay. Children with poor brushing habits may also develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. Dental sealants protect molar and premolar chewing surfaces by creating an impenetrable physical barrier. And sealants can last up to ten years!