Other Preventative Treatments
In addition to regular dental exams, fluoride treatments and sealants can help prevent decay and the formation of cavities. Fluoride is topically applied to the teeth, and can easily be added onto your regular exam. Sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of your molars, where they deter bacteria and acid from penetrating the teeth. Sealants are especially beneficial for children and patients who are prone to cavities.