General and Family Dentistry
At Bella Vista Dental, we want our patients to get and maintain a healthy, strong smile. We recommend bi-yearly visits for you and your loved one, whether young or old, to our office for a cleaning and examination. You put a lot of time and effort into making your smile, something that gives your confidence. General and family dentistry is the best way to keep up those efforts in the least invasive and expensive way possible. If you are in the Seguin, Texas area, please come into our office for a dental cleaning. Dental checkups are beneficial for all members of your family, even young kids. We have provided a list of things you can expect at a general visit and how you can benefit from them.
Dental Exams and X-Rays:
Our hygienists and dentist will perform a short oral exam of all of your teeth each time you visit our clinic. These examinations are painless and can assist us in determining whether or not any dental abnormalities are present. We will take digital x-rays at least once a year to verify alignment and other more profound abnormalities that are not visible on the surface. For adults, this is very important to make sure you are maintaining good oral health. For youth and kids, it is essential to help them avoid problems and ensure their adult teeth come incorrectly.
You will receive a professional cleaning at your bi-annual dental visit. We encourage you to practice proper dental hygiene throughout the year, but some areas may be difficult to reach on your own; therefore, we provide a deep cleaning to ensure that all bacteria are gone. Each professional cleaning involves the removal of plaque and food, as well as a thorough cleaning of your enamel and flossing. You’ll have a bright, fresh smile after the cleaning.
Following your cleaning and examinations, we offer each patient the option of receiving fluoride therapy. Fluoride is a white, sticky chemical painted onto the surface of your teeth after we have cleaned your teeth. Fluoride strengthens your teeth’s enamel, making them more resistant to bacteria and acids. Fluoride is tasteless and colorless, so you can eat and drink like normal after applying it. Fluoride is beneficial for all, as it will naturally strengthen your teeth to resist cavities; however, it is helpful for kids more prone to cavities.
A dental sealant is a preventive dental treatment in which a liquid resin is applied to the crown surfaces of your back molars and solidified. The substance will seep into your teeth’s deep pits and fissures. When the sealant hardens, it prevents food or other decay from infecting the tooth’s top section. Children are usually recipients of dental sealants. However, adults can benefit from them as well. We highly recommend getting sealants early on to prevent cavities; however, any patient can benefit from their application.
Whether young or old, everyone needs to practice good preventative dental hygiene. Our services at Bella Vista Dental are sure to benefit the whole family. We invite you to come in or give us a call with any questions that you may have regarding general and family dentistry. If you have a child who is more prone to nerves when it comes to the dentist, please talk to us about how we can accommodate them. We are conveniently located in Seguin, Texas, and we look forward to working with you!