At Berkeley Family Dentistry, we provide preventative dentistry for the whole family! Our primary goal is to promote good oral hygiene and keep your mouth healthy with regular visits and exams.
Regular brushing and flossing along with visiting your dentist for a comprehensive dental exam and cleaning is essential to stay on top of your dental health. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.
Teeth are composed of many tiny pieces called molecules that attach to each other. These tiny pieces are constantly breaking apart throughout the day and reforming depending on our diet. Fluoride can be thought of as a “glue” for these pieces by keeping the molecules more tightly bound together and less prone to breaking apart. Topical fluoride treatment is effective in protecting teeth and reducing cavities.
Think of a tooth’s top (chewing) surface as mountains with many grooves. When you eat, food gets caught in those grooves. Although daily brushing is essential, applying a dental sealant will enhance the ability to keep those hard-to-reach areas clean. A dental sealant flows into the grooves, “sealing” the tooth and reducing the probability of cavities.
Radiographs (or X-Rays) are an essential part of our diagnostic protocol. Without them, dental conditions may go undetected. Dental X-Rays detect much more than dental cavities, and they allow our dentist to evaluate growth and development, bone health, pathology, and trauma. At Berkeley Family Dentistry, we use the latest dental X-ray technology with very minimal exposure.