Preventative Dental Care

Preventative dental care emphasizes the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and taking proactive steps to prevent dental problems before they occur. 

This includes regular dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup and fluoride treatments to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce the risk of decay. Custom night guards can also be provided to prevent injuries caused by teeth grinding.

Dr. Ferguson and the Black Point team are committed to providing comprehensive dental services, including preventative care. Whether you need routine cleanings or more complex treatments, the Black Point Dental team is dedicated to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Dental Cleanings & Regular Check-Ups

Dental cleanings remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar from your teeth and gums. Professional dental cleanings and regular check-ups are essential for maintaining your oral health. 

There are three types of dental cleanings: prophylaxis, gross debridement, and scale and root planning.

  • Prophylaxis dental cleaning is a regular cleaning that removes plaque and tartar from the teeth and gum line. 
  • Gross debridement dental cleaning is for patients who haven't had a cleaning in a while and have a significant amount of tartar buildup. This type of dental cleaning is ideal for people who last visited the dentist over a year ago.
  • Scale and root planing is a deep cleaning procedure used when there is a significant buildup of tartar and bacteria below the gum line. During this procedure, your gums are numbed, and the dental hygienist cleans built-up bacteria and plaque. This procedure is for people with mild to moderate periodontitis.
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Fluoride Treatment

Fluoride treatments aim to prevent dental decay by fortifying teeth against plaque and bacteria, promoting enamel remineralization, and halting acid production.

Fluoride can be obtained naturally through water sources or applied medically in various forms, such as over-the-counter toothpaste, gel, foam, varnish, and mouth rinses. There are also liquid or tablet supplements. 

However, stronger concentrations of fluoride require a medical prescription and must be administered by a certified dentist like Dr. Ferguson

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Plastic coatings, commonly known as dental sealants, protect the chewing surfaces of teeth from the damaging effects of acid. Sealants are particularly useful when applied to molar and premolar teeth. 

Their primary purpose is to seal the narrow grooves found in the back teeth to minimize the accumulation of food particles and bacteria in these crevices.

If applied before the onset of dental decay, sealants can be highly effective in preventing cavities and associated dental problems.

Dental sealants are one type of preventative dental care offered by Dr. Ferguson and our team at Black Point Dental in Honolulu, HI.

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Custom Night Guards & Sports Guards

Custom-made night guards and sports guards can help protect your teeth from damage sustained while sleeping or during sports. Custom-made dental guards are composed of plastic and are specifically designed to fit the unique shape of your teeth. 

These dental guards are commonly suggested for individuals who suffer from teeth grinding, breathing difficulties during sleep, or athletes who wish to prevent mouth injuries and require dental protection.

Custom sports guards are great for anyone engaged in athletic endeavors.

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Preventative Dentistry Care in Honolulu, HI

Black Point Dental offers restorative dentistry for all types of issues. Dr. Ferguson and Black Point Dental are here to help you manage your dental issues. We offer comprehensive services for all preventative dental issues. 

Please give us a call at (808) 955-5922 or request an appointment online. Our team is here to help you maintain healthy and functional teeth.

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