The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed every six months. Each one of these appointments involves removing all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth, as well as examining your mouth for any early signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
If Dr. Christine Lee notices an area of concern, she can recommend the most effective treatment method. This might also involve administering a preventative treatment to reduce your chances of suffering future tooth decay complications.
One of the most popular methods for preventing cavities on the biting surfaces of molars and premolars is to have your dentist apply dental sealants. They are made from a special dental resin that your dentist meticulously paints onto the biting surface of each molar and premolar in the back of your mouth.
Your dentist will then use a special ultraviolet light, the dental sealants will create an invisible barrier preventing bacteria from direct contact with the healthy tooth enamel. The dental sealants have hardened in place they will be very durable. Even with brushing them twice a day they can potentially last for up to a decade.
If you live in Woodstock, Georgia, and you have concerns about preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 770.592.7000 today to schedule a dental checkup with dental sealants at Simple Smiles Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry. Let our dental professionals help protect your smile!