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Justison and Gladnick Family Dentistry
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE

FAQs: Diagnostic and Preventative Dental Care

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Here are some of the most commonly asked dentistry questions we are asked by patients, as well as excerpts from Dr. Gladnick's column in the Wilmington News Journal's "Ask the Dentist." If you have further questions, or want to schedule your next dentist appointment, call us today!


Diagnostic and Preventative Dental Care

While dental x-rays are invaluable to a dentist in diagnosing dental problems, many patients are concerned about radiation exposure. In our dental office, we have eliminated these worries by using digital x-rays or computed dental radiography in Wilmington, DE, which requires up to 90 percent less radiation than conventional film!

CDR imaging can reveal things that conventional x-rays cannot. The images can be magnified 300 times their normal size, for example, to enhance diagnosis. They can also be manipulated to correct contrast, and the color can be adjusted to reveal hidden problems, including emerging cavities and infections.

So, worry no more! If you need an x-ray in our Wilmington, DE dental office, you can rest assured that you will not be exposed to significant amounts of radiation—especially compared with radiographs used during previous decades. Our modern digital x-rays are also better for the environment because they require no harsh chemicals or disposal.

In our dental office, we are committed to providing our patients with a safe and comfortable dental experience.

Contact a Team Member Today to Schedule Your Next Dental Checkup

If it’s time for your dental exam and teeth cleanings, a team member is standing by to schedule your appointment today.

Teeth that have deep depressions and grooves on their biting surfaces are prime candidates for developing decay. Food can get stuck in those grooves and be very hard to remove even with brushing. Luckily, sealants can save the day!little kid in dental chair

The Process

The surface of the tooth is first cleaned off, and then the sealant is bonded to the tooth (all accomplished without anesthetic). The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the tooth from plaque, sugars, and acids that cause decay.

Things to Consider

Although thorough brushing and flossing helps keep your teeth clean, the bristles cannot remove everything from the deep grooves on the biting surfaces. Sealants help to protect these susceptible areas by “sealing out” plaque and food. Sealants are an excellent way of helping to prevent decay, usually lasting several years before reapplication is needed.

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