When most of us think about health, a balanced diet and exercise are the first and most common thing that comes to mind. However, we must also consider dental health just as important.
At Maidu Dental, we are committed to providing our Newcastle Orthodontics patients with exceptional preventative and restorative treatments.
Taking proper care of your teeth with regular flossing and brushing after every meal helps prevent plaque, a clear film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth and can cause many oral health issues. We like to remind our Newcastle patients that good dental care is essential to maintain good overall health.
Some of these lesser-known benefits include reduced risks of:
- Gum Disease
- Tooth Decay
- Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
Preventative Dentistry for Newcastle Patients
At our Newcastle location, the Maidu Dental team and Doctors offer preventive treatments such as sealants and fluoride treatment.
Both of these can help patients of all ages in different ways. To start, let’s take a look at sealants. Sealants are ultra-thin plastic coatings that can shield teeth from cavity-causing bacteria and help patients maintain optimal oral health.
Back teeth such as premolars and molars can have deep pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces. These areas can make it difficult to brush effectively. Therefore, bacteria can become trapped and lead to tooth decay.
Fortunately, dental sealants work as a preventative measure in such cases, as they help protect teeth showing signs of early decay. The process itself is quick and painless. Your dentist will clean and dry your tooth before placing an acidic gel over them. This gel roughs up your tooth surface, so a strong bond forms between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, your dentist will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth before applying the sealant to the grooves of your tooth.
It is important to remember that while sealants help protect the teeth from bacteria, they are not substitutes for brushing and flossing. Good oral hygiene should still be a priority to maintain your sealants and prevent further damage to your teeth.
Another form of preventive treatment available to you is fluoride treatment. Professional fluoride treatments are an excellent way to strengthen tooth enamel, prevent cavities, and be especially beneficial for patients with a high risk of developing tooth decay.
These treatments contain a high concentration of fluoride that a dentist will apply to the patients’ teeth to improve health and reduce the risk of cavities. These in-office treatments may take the form of a solution, gel, foam, or varnish. The Fluoride used by dentists is similar to the fluoride found in toothpaste but with a higher dose which can offer more immediate benefits.
The benefits of fluoride will last for several months. Fluoride varnish can be reapplied every 3 to 4 months for best results. Our family-friendly practice offers preventative procedures to patients of all ages. By investing in your oral health now, you can enjoy a lifetime of benefits and can save you from requiring more extensive procedures in the future.
The Finest Orthodontics Newcastle Patients Can Get
The Maidu Dental team can help you choose the best Newcastle Orthodontics treatment for you, including cosmetic dentistry.
Cosmetic dentistry refers to a range of dental procedures used to restore damaged teeth or replace missing teeth. It is normal to feel self-conscious about your teeth if they are chipped, discolored, deformed, crooked, or missing. To some extent, you may even feel the need to cover your mouth every time you talk or laugh, or even worse, not to smile with your teeth in photos.
At our Newcastle location, we have the perfect solution for that imperfection you are trying to correct or improve. We believe that cosmetic dentistry is an art, the perfect balance between aesthetics and health. Dr. Markham offers a wide range of cosmetic dental treatments, including:
- Porcelain Veneers: Veneers can help to conceal many of a patient’s esthetic imperfections, including discoloration, chips, fractures, and more.
- Dental Crowns: If a tooth is cosmetically flawed, weak, damaged, or decayed, a dental crown could reinforce the tooth’s structure.
- Dental Implants: Implants replace missing teeth; dental implants can provide a natural-looking, gorgeous smile.
- Composite Bonding: The dentist applies a high-quality composite resin material that covers minor defects.
- Teeth Whitening: We can help our patients brighten up their teeth up to eight shades lighter. Get ready for the pearly whites of your dreams!
- Traditional Orthodontics: Use braces to fix crooked, misaligned, and gapped teeth. These appliances are the most common and traditional treatment option for Orthodontics in Newcastle.
- Invisalign®: For patients who desire an almost invisible and removable solution to achieve a perfect smile. Invisalign is a system of clear aligning trays that can fit your lifestyle perfectly.
No matter what malocclusion you are trying to correct, Find out why our practice is second to none when it comes to outstanding cosmetic dental results. We’re sure it will make you smile! Please contact our office to schedule an appointment at (530) 823-8771 or, better yet come in for a visit and meet our team.