Cleaning & Prevention

Exams, Cleaning, X-Rays, & Sealants

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Digital Radiographs

One of the tools that dentists use on a daily basis is digital radiographs that use x-ray to take a 2D or 3D image of the tooth or surrounding area to help better diagnose.  With updated technology, the amount of radiations these machines produce is not more than a 4-7 hours flight depending on the type of radiographs.  However, percussions are taken with pregnant patients. 

Fluoride Treatment

There have been many controversies regarding fluoride. The truth is there is no study that shows fluoride is deteremntal to health. Fluoride has been a major effect in compacting cavities in undeserved communities.

Home Care Tips

Avoid sugary and acidic drinks before going to bed. The habit of drinking soda right before sleep is one of the main reason many people lose their teeth at an early age. Some of the acidic foods that people don’t think of usually are tomato sauce and pasta products. When consuming acidic foods at least give your self one hour before brushing your teeth.

Exams & Cleanings

Routine exams and cleaning can prevent high-cost dental treatments in the future. Many oral pathologies can be diagnosed in their early stages with routine visits to the dentists; which are treated with minimally invasive and conservative dental treatments.

Brushing & Flossing

Some of the patients hate the task of brushing and flossing, and the truth is if you incorporate these in your daily routine you will save future visits to the dentists. It only takes few days for the plaque to harden to the degree that mechanical intervention is needed to remove them.


Sealants are preventive measures for young children to avoid any future cavities. We all have different anatomy, and this is true about our teeth. No two people have similar teeth. Some of us have deep grooves in our teeth that would create a great area for food and bacteria to live. Sealants are placed in these areas to prevent this.

Exams & prevention

Routine exams and cleaning can prevent high-cost dental treatments in the future. Many oral pathologies can be diagnosed in their early stages with routine visits to the dentists; which are treated with minimally invasive and conservative dental treatments.

Routine dental care can save you money:

At drb dental, we are dedicated to providing top class dental services. Through routine cleanings, we will help every member of your household live healthy orally.

 Our qualified team of dentists will examine your teeth and gums. Through this, we can detect and prevent teeth issues and gum infections, even before they occur.

We will also provide you with detailed instructions and expert tips on how to care for your gums and teeth. With our routine dental care, we can prevent teeth issues and gum infections, thus, helping you save money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the common questions most patients ask the dentist. 

How often do I have to visit the dentist?

Most people need to visit their dentist for a regular hygiene visit twice a year. There are exceptions to this rule. If you have gum disease or a history of gum disease including diabetic patients, you may need more frequent visits.

Are dental radiographs safe?

Technology has advanced in this category in this recent years and made radiographs very safe. Every time you fly you expose yourself to radiations.  A cross-country flight presents you to the same amount of radiation as a routine dental exam

What is cavity?

Cavities are formed by bacteria eating foods left in your oral cavity and producing acid as its by-product. Cavities break down tooth structure and cause voids inside the tooth. Some are visible in radiographs, and some are found clinically. Left untreated, they will get larger and larger over time.

How long dental restorations last?

In dentistry nothing is permanent. People who have restorations, crowns and bridges need to have better hygiene than those without any work done. Cavities can form around and under these restorations. So routine dental care and in-home hygiene are required.

What if a tooth gets knocked out in an accident?

Time is your enemy when an accident or any trauma dislodge a tooth. First locate the tooth, or teeth, and determine if the tooth broke or if the entire tooth and root came out in one piece. Gather together the pieces you’ve found, and with warm water gently rinse off visible dirt or debris. Avoid touching the root as much as possible. Place and transport the tooth in milk or person’s saliva.

Rush the injured person and tooth to the dental office. Ideally, the tooth will be re-implanted. The tooth may also be splinted with a wire to the adjacent teeth for some time.

This is a real dental emergency. If it is after regular business hours, you should still call your dentist: the more time that goes by, the less likely that the re-implantation will be successful. If you cannot contact a dentist, your nearest Urgent Care or Emergency Room may be able to help.

What should I do if I have a dental emergency and can’t get a hold of my dentist?

A toothache:
Rinse your mouth. Carefully floss the area to remove any debris. Make sure to check your drug allergies before taking any over the counter pain medications (such as Ibuprofen); they might with the pain. Orajel or other topical gels can be sometimes helpful. Make sure to schedule an appointment to see the dentist as soon as possible. 

Dislodged crown:
Keep the crow in a safe area and make sure the tooth is not broken. If it is, make sure you do not accidentally swallow any piece. Avoid eating in that area and see your dentists immediately. Do not use glue at home to place the crown back, this will damage the tooth as it would be impossible to remove all the glue from the tooth surface. 

Does your gum bleed?

The main reason for gum bleeding is the buildup of plaque at the gum line. If left untreated this can cause gingivitis, which means gums are inflamed. Bleeding should not discourage you from flossing your gums. Continuous flossing for period of one to two month can remove inflmation to a point that bleeding does not occur anynmore. If gingivits left untread it will lead to a more advanced periodontal disease called periodontitis. At this stage bone loss will occur and form deep pockets around the tooth. These will eventually cause loss of teeth due to sever mobility.  

Why do I have dry mouth?

There are a few different reasons that can cause dry mouth, such as medication, aging, radiation therapy, smoking, and alcohol. Dry mouth can eventually create an oral cavity with many cavities.  There are over the counter and prescription medication available to combat this condition. Also avoid mouthwashes containing alcohol. 

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