Dental Sealants Can Be Applied Following Your Routine Dental Checkup

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The American Dental Association recommends having a dental checkup performed twice each year. This simple appointment will clean and polish your teeth to help prevent cavities and periodontal health problems. Dr. Carrie Sessom will then examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems.

If he finds an area of concern, he will help you understand your treatment options. Should Dr. Carrie Sessom find bacterial deposits embedded in the tooth enamel biting surface of your molars and premolars he might recommend applying dental sealants.

This simple preventative measure can be performed at the end of your check up to ensure the areas are completely clean of all bacterial deposits. The dental sealants are made from a special resin material that Dr. Carrie Sessom paints onto the biting surface of each back tooth. Once this is done a special ultraviolet light will be used to harden the dental sealants and bond them to the tooth enamel.

This will effectively block food residue and bacterial deposits from direct contact with the underlying tooth enamel. Dental sealants are known for being very durable. They can last for up to ten years and will not wear away from twice daily brushing.

If you live in the Jenks, Oklahoma, area and you are interested in dental sealants you should call 918-770-0027 to schedule a checkup at Riverwalk Dental Spa.