Maintaining a mouth free of cavities, oral cancer, and periodontal health problems is very important for your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association recommends brushing twice and flossing once each day, as well as attending a routine dental checkup with a dentist twice each year.
If Dr. Geoff R. Engelhardt notices an area of concern during the checkup, they will recommend the most effective treatment method. This could also include performing a preventative measure like applying dental sealants to your back teeth.
They are made from a special dental resin that Dr. Geoff R. Engelhardt meticulously paints onto the biting surface of each molar and premolar in the back of your mouth.
Once they been cured by a special ultraviolet light, the dental sealants will create an invisible barrier preventing bacteria from direct contact with the healthy tooth enamel. The dental sealants have hardened in place they will be very durable. Even with brushing them twice a day they can potentially last for up to ten years.
This will significantly reduce your chances of suffering a cavity on the biting surfaces of your back teeth.
If you live in Fort Collins, Colorado, and you have concerns about preserving the health of your molars and premolars, you should call 970-484-4890 to schedule a dental checkup with dental sealants at Engelhardt & Associates.