Nu-Smile Family Dentistry
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Fighting Decay

Caries Risk Assessment

There are many factors that can put a patient at higher risk for cavities and dental disease. Each person has different diets, medications, oral bacteria, brushing habits, use of fluoride, strength of teeth, exposure to acid, etc

that puts them at different risks for decay. It’s our goal to work with each person and help assess what key factors may be contributing if decay becomes a problem.  The American Dental Association (ADA) has a clear assessment protocol we use to help find the most likely targets affecting a patients health.

Fluoride Treatment

The enamel of teeth is the protective “shell” surrounding a tooth.  It’s the regular exposure to acid that damages teeth.  Acid secreted from plaque, a high acidic diet, as well as stomach acid all weaken teeth, creating holes in the enamel surface, otherwise known as cavities.  Fluoride is a mineral that binds to the chemical structure of enamel and forms a strong bond that is much more resistant to acid.

Teeth that have been treated with fluoride are much less prone to disease and infection.  Our practice routinely applies a fluoride varnish onto the teeth of children under 13 and to any adult who is showing a higher Caries Risk Assessment and wishes to utilize the cavity protection attributes for their dental health.

Sealants

The enamel of teeth is the protective “shell” surrounding a tooth.  It’s the regular exposure to acid that damages teeth.  Acid secreted from plaque, a high acidic diet, as well as stomach acid all weaken teeth,

creating holes in the enamel surface, otherwise known as cavities.  Fluoride is a mineral that binds to the chemical structure of enamel and forms a strong bond that is much more resistant to acid.  Teeth that have been treated with fluoride are much less prone to disease and infection.  Our practice routinely applies a fluoride varnish onto the teeth of children under 13 and to any adult who is showing a higher Caries Risk Assessment and wishes to utilize the cavity protection attributes for their dental health.

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Opening Hours

Monday
9.00 AM - 05.30 PM
Tuesday
09:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Wednesday
9.00 AM - 05.30 PM

Opening Hours

Thursday
11:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Friday
09:00 AM - 02:30 PM