What Is a Digital X-Ray?
While dentists can do a lot by just looking at your teeth, digital x-rays afford a view that’s otherwise impossible to get. Often, these images are used to diagnose cavities between the teeth, but they can also help identify issues in the jawbone, inside the tooth, or around the root of the teeth.
Digital x-rays are far and away better than traditional x-rays. They are faster, more precise, and emit over 80% less radiation.
What Is Fluoride Treatment?
A fluoride treatment is a protective coating on the teeth that helps prevent decay. The treatment has been proven to fight cavities and is especially helpful where tooth enamel is thin or where there’s decalcification. Widely recommended in family dentistry, fluoride treatments are routine children’s dentistry procedures and are often also given to adults.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are a special type of material that fills in the deep cracks and crevices of the biting surfaces of the back teeth. These areas can be particularly hard to clean, allowing plaque, tartar, and food particles to build up, leading to cavities. Once a sealant is placed, though, the tooth is protected and is much easier to keep clean.
How Does a Family Dentist in Cerritos Treat Cavities?
If you or your child is diagnosed with dental decay, you can rest assured that you will get the best care possible from your Cerritos family dentist.
Dr. Omid uses the latest technology, as well as non-toxic, biocompatible, and hypoallergenic filling materials, such as composite resin.
In addition to being the healthier option, composite fillings are long-lasting, protect the teeth from further breakdown and decay, and blend with your natural teeth.