Although tooth decay is prevalent oral health problem that affects both children and adults, with today’s advances in preventive care, our Bay Shore dentist can help to reduce your family’s risk of cavities as well as other harmful oral health conditions. At the office of Dr. Harold Guerrero, we utilize the most advanced technology and proven methods of care to detect, prevent and treat tooth decay. With the care and comfort of our patients as our top priorities, we provide compassionate, personalized care, and will keep you informed and at ease throughout your visit.
Studies show that more than 90% of adults have had a cavity in their lifetime, and 78% of children will have had a cavity by the age of 17 years old. To prevent cavities, it is important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages and visit our Bay Shore dentist twice a year for a checkup exam and professional cleaning. By performing a comprehensive examination, assisted by advanced digital radiography, as needed, we can diagnose tooth decay in its earliest stages, when it is easiest to treat. For pediatric patients, we recommend fluoride treatments and dental sealants, which offer an added layer of protection against cavities. Fluoride is a mineral applied to the surfaces of teeth to help strengthen tooth enamel, and dental sealants are protective coatings applied to the back teeth to seal out plaque and food debris. If you or your child is diagnosed with a cavity, we provide precise and gentle care to remove the decay and restore your tooth with a dental filling. Our office utilizes the latest generation of tooth colored materials, which blend seamlessly with your smile to provide durable, natural looking results.
At the office of Dr. Harold Guerrero, we emphasize preventive visits to halt the onset and progress of tooth decay. Our Bay Shore dentist and staff aim to help your family maintain the healthy, beautiful smiles you deserve. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call today.