Cavity prevention can come in several different forms. Each is very important for maintaining the health and structural integrity of your teeth. It starts with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine of brushing your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. You should also floss at least once per day, to clean between each of your teeth as well as along the gumline.
Attending a routine dental checkup with a professionally trained dentist like Dr. John Ifantis is also critical in the prevention of tooth decay. If this outpatient appointment reveals trapped bacterial deposits on the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars he might recommend applying dental sealants.
This can typically be done at the end of the end of the dental checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is completely free of any established bacterial deposits.
Once the dental resin has been applied to the biting surface of each molar and premolar Dr. John Ifantis will use an ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants. This will effectively secure them onto the underlying tooth enamel for up to ten full years.
If you live in the Morton Grove, Illinois, area and you have dental health concerns, you should call (847) 268.4998 to schedule a dental checkup at Ifantis Dental Care.