The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. David Edlund every six months. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean away dangerous tartar from your teeth and gumline, while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth.
If Dr. David Edlund finds an area of concern he will help you understand your treatment options. This might include preventative measures such as applying dental sealants or administering a fluoride treatment to help prevent cavities 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 Dr. David Edlund notices plaque and food deposits stuck on the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars he 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 Lakewood, Colorado, area and you are concerned about cavity prevention, you should call 303-586-4034 to schedule a dental checkup at Hampden Dental Care.