Tooth Decay Prevention

Tooth Decay Prevention in Las Vegas, Nevada

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Preventive care is key to guarding against tooth decay and other oral health issues. Our dental exams include a number of preventive measures such as fluoride, dental sealants, and oral cancer screenings.

Treatment Options

Fluoride Treatments help strengthen teeth, making them more resistant to decay. If you are at risk for enamel erosion and tooth decay, we highly recommend getting a fluoride treatment as a preventative measure. Fluoride treatments can help protect your teeth by restoring and strengthening the enamel on your teeth and even reversing early signs of tooth decay. You can also get fluoride from drinking water, toothpaste, and mouthwash in small amounts.

Dental sealants are applied to block out decay-causing bacteria. Patients can benefit from dental sealants to address concerns such as grooves and fissures. They are a fast and easy way to protect your teeth against enamel erosion and cavities. Sealants are applied directly to the chewing surface of your teeth and harden instantly, so you can enjoy a snack as soon as the process is complete.

When applied soon after adult molars come in, they can help prevent cavities most effectively and can last for years with no complications. Since dental sealants should be used for cavity prevention rather than restoration, sealants cannot be used after tooth decay has already started.

Oral Cancer Screenings

Oral cancer affects more than 50,000 Americans every year, according to the National Institute of Health (NIH). If caught and treated early, your likelihood of remission is high; however, waiting too long will lower your chances of a cure. We aim to prevent oral cancer by monitoring your habits, offering counsel, and maintaining your oral health; however, regular check-ups can ensure that we catch it early if you do develop symptoms.

Oral cancer screenings (OCS) are an evaluation of the head and neck to identify any unusual signs or symptoms that may indicate the presence of oral cancer. During the screening, the dentist examines the lips, teeth, gums, tongue, saliva glands, mouth lining, throat, and face for any lumps, sores, or other abnormalities.

Allow Us to Monitor and Prevent Developing Health Conditions at BYND Dental