Dr. Atari is an experienced family dentist, offering expert care for every member of the family in Raleigh. Our friendly team takes an energetic, upbeat approach to pediatric care and we’ll make sure your child’s visit is memorable. We make dentistry interesting and fun for little ones, and Dr. Atari provides individualized care for every patient because no two smiles are the same. No matter what age or stage of dental health, everyone who walks through our doors will be treated with kindness and respect.
Fluoride treatments can help restore your smile and reverse minor cavities. They are typically recommended for younger children who are more prone to cavities, but Dr. Atari may also recommend them for some adults. Fluoride is a mineral that has the unique ability to help “remineralize” tooth enamel when applied in high concentrations.
These treatments help tooth enamel “rebuild” itself, which can prevent a cavity from forming altogether. The process only takes a few minutes and simply involves applying a fluoride gel to your teeth. This simple treatment from our Raleigh dental office will protect teeth for up to six months.
Dental sealants act as a barrier or shield that protects your teeth from bacteria and prevents tooth decay. This treatment is only recommended for patients who do not have cavities or show any signs of decay. If your tooth is already damaged, restorative care would be more beneficial since a sealant could trap bacteria in rather than prevent decay.
The application process is simple and it only takes Dr. Atari a few minutes to seal each tooth. First, your teeth will be cleaned and the sealant will be “painted” onto your tooth enamel. The sealant will then bond to your tooth and harden, giving you a barrier of protection that will last for months.
As part of routine checkups at Smileplicity Dentistry, Dr. Atari will thoroughly clean your teeth and gums and check for any signs of periodontal disease (gum disease). Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental health issues, affecting nearly half of American adults. This issue is caused by the buildup of plaque in the small gaps between your teeth. As plaque and tartar attack your gums, this results in inflammation, pain, discomfort, and a number of other unpleasant symptoms.
We offer periodontal care to help you avoid this common condition and maintain optimal dental health. If your gums bleed while you brush or floss, or if you notice your gum line receding, call immediately to schedule an appointment in Raleigh for specialized care and get your mouth back to proper health.
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