It’s important to note that your daily oral hygiene habits of brushing your teeth each morning and night and flossing at least once each day is just the first step in a preventative treatment plan against cavities, gum disease and other oral health condition. Furthermore, the American Dental Association recommends that you have a dentist perform a routine dental checkup every six months.
This outpatient treatment starts with one of our dental hygienists cleaning and polishing your teeth to remove any traces of tartar and minimize dental stains. Drs. Roschella, Zinger, or Brown will then examine your mouth for any early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems.
If we find an area of concern that has not developed into a salient problem, we will help you understand your treatment options. This might include preventative measures such as applying dental sealants or administering a fluoride treatment to help reduce your chances of suffering from tooth decay between dental checkups.
A fluoride treatment is designed to expose your teeth to a strong concentration of fluoride to bolster the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This will help prevent bacteria and plaque acids from causing cavities.
If we detect significant bacterial deposits in the deep tooth enamel recesses of the your molars and premolars, we might recommend protecting the teeth with dental sealants. They are simple dental resin shells painted over the occlusal surfaces of your back teeth to create a protective barrier between bacteria and tooth enamel.
If you live in the Marriottsville, Maryland, area and you are concerned about cavity prevention, you should call (410)-505-8676 to schedule a dental checkup at RZ Dental Group.