Consistent cavity prevention is an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth, while also ensuring your ability to safely chew food before swallowing. Tooth decay can cause significant discomfort and sensitivity. Without professional treatment, it could potentially result in a serious periodontal infection or the complete loss of a tooth.
Each dental checkup administered at Healy Dental Care’s dental offices in Ogden, Utah, is designed to clean your teeth an examine your mouth for any early signs of common oral health conditions.
If Dr. James R. Healy and his team notice bacterial deposits building up in the tooth enamel textures of your back teeth, he might recommend cleaning them away before applying dental sealants.
This is a special type of durable resin that Dr. Healy applies to the biting surface of your molars and premolars. Once this is done he will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin creating a protective layer.
Even if new bacterial deposits start to accumulate in these areas, the dental sealants will keep bacteria from direct access to the tooth enamel. They are known for being very durable allowing the dental sealants to help to protect the teeth for up to a decade.
If you are in the Ogden, Utah area and you have cavity prevention concerns, you should call 801-394-0808 to schedule a dental checkup at Healy Dental Care.