Complete Family Dental Care
At the office of Dr. Bobby Pappert we offer a variety of services, including Routine Cleanings and Fluoride Treatments. We care about your teeth’s health and are here to offer the best services possible.
Dental cleanings involve removing plaque (soft, sticky, bacteria infested film) and tartar (calculus) deposits that have built up on the teeth over time. Your teeth are continually bathed in saliva which contains calcium and other substances which help strengthen and protect the teeth. While this is a good thing, it also means that we tend to get a build-up of calcium deposits on the teeth.
Fluoride Treatments help prevent tooth decay by strengthening the tooth structure. These treatments are beneficial for anyone, but can become necessary for people suffering from gingivitis or dry mouth, and are recommended for those with a history of frequently getting cavities. Fluoride used for professional treatment is of a higher concentration than of fluoride found in toothpaste or mouthwash.
The treatment process typically lasts only a few minutes. A gel or foam containing fluoride may be applied directly to the surface of the teeth with a cotton swab or in a rinse. Fluoride gels, mouthwashes, and supplements are also available with a prescription.