The American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as make an active effort to floss your teeth at least once each day. This includes flossing behind the rear molars as well as along the gumline. This simple oral hygiene regimen is necessary for cleaning away the majority of food particles and plaque that can be trapped in your mouth each day.
We further recommend that you have a dentist performed a routine dental checkup every six month. This important appointment will serve to clean your teeth while also identifying any areas of concern. If a problem is detected Dr. Lien Ngo and her staff will help you understand the most effective treatment or preventive measures.
If she notices bacterial deposits trapped in the occlusal textures on the biting surfaces of your back teeth, she might recommend applying dental sealants. They are made from a special type of dental resin that she carefully paints onto the occlusal surfaces of each molar and premolar.
Once they have been painted onto the biting surface and hardened by an ultraviolet light the dental sealants will fully bond with the underlying tooth enamel. This will effectively create an invisible barrier that prevents bacterial deposits from direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.
If you live in the West Sacramento, California, area and you have oral health of cavity prevention concerns you should call 916-372-7022 to schedule a dental checkup at Dentistry Today.