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Preventative Dental Care

How preventative dental care can help you and your family

Cavities will continue to break down teeth for people who are susceptible to decay.
• CariFree Program prevents cavities before they start

According to the Canadian Dental Association, keeping a healthy mouth is an important factor in a healthy lifestyle.  Poor oral health can greatly affect a person’s quality of life. Young or old, prevention is the most important step that you can take to preserve your oral health, and your smile so it will last you a lifetime.

At Heritage Dental Centre, we are constantly looking for new innovated ways to bring our patients optimal dental care. We are proud to offer to our patients the CariFree Program.

Through studies and research, the treatment of the most common disease in the world is changing.  Dental decay (cavities) can be treated and prevented with new treatment options.

People who are susceptible to decay will continue to have their teeth break down due to cavities, unless the environment in which their teeth are situated in changes.  High bacteria and acid levels lead to further cavities.

The CariFree Program is a new way to prevent cavities before they start.  CariFree employs advanced science and technology to promote strong, healthy teeth and to protect your long term dental health. CariFree has a wide range of products including:

• Varnishes
• Rinses
• Sprays
• Gum & Treats

All designed to help reduce the risk of continued cavities.  These products will reduce the continued breakdown of teeth.  Following an initial treatment rinse, a maintainence rinse with varnishes will provide a low cost and easy prevention program.

At your check-up and cleaning appointment, our Dentists will discuss if the CariFree program is right for you.

Click here to visit the Carifree website

Fissure Sealants

Fissure sealants are a safe, and painless way of protecting teeth from decay.  Most teeth develop with inherent deep pits and grooves.  Those deep pits and grooves can be quite narrow and deep. Even with proper brushing and flossing they can be highly suceptible to bacterial invasion. By sealing off these pits and fissures with a plastic resin material, you prevent bacteria from creating cavities.