Preventative Care

Dr. Sonal Bhoot believes that it is much better to prevent painful tooth decay and oral diseases than it is to fix them after the fact.

To do this, our office staff consists of highly trained dental assistants, dental hygienists, and administrative staff.

We provide complete teeth cleanings, including full oral exams, x-rays, and reviews by Dr. Bhoot. We also provide complete fluoride treatments, sealants, and oral health education to make sure your smith is beautiful and healthy.

Even with the best of preventative dental care, challenges with your teeth sometimes happen. If you have any issues with your teeth, we’re ready to visit with you in our Leawood Dental Office.

More Information about Preventive Dentistry

Dental hygiene involves the biyearly cleaning and checkup for patients with healthy dentitions. On that visit the hygienist scales and polishes the teeth also known as a prophylaxis. All changes in medical history are updated. Also films are taken. This hygiene appointment may occur more frequently for some patients based on the health of the gums.

Sealants – They are highly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, sealants is a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves acting as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.

Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.

It is easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.

Fluoride Treatment – Most children up to the age of 16 receive fluoride treatment on their regular hygiene appointment. Adults may receive this treatment as well if the caries rate is high or if they have very sensitive teeth. It is a topical treatment.