Your Routine Dental Exam and Cleaning Is Critical for Preventing Cavities

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There are several important facets that contribute to maintaining good oral health. This includes an effective daily oral hygiene regimen, as well as having a dental exam and cleaning performed each year. Any inconsistencies in these measures can significantly increase your chances of suffering from cavities or gum disease.

Every dental exam administered at Dr. Samuel Richey’s dental office in Riverton, Utah, is designed to clean your teeth and monitor the health of all oral tissues. If Dr. Samuel Richey finds a problem or feels additional preventative measures are warranted, he will present you with treatment options.

Two possible options that Dr. Samuel Richey recommends for cavity prevention are dental sealants or a fluoride treatment.

Dental sealants can help reduce your chances of suffering cavities on the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars in the back of your mouth. These are special resin shells that he paints in place. Once they have been cured by an ultraviolet light the dental sealants can last for up to ten years.

A fluoride treatment can help restore some of the mineral density of your tooth enamel. This will help your teeth to resist cavities between your dental exams.

If you live in the Riverton, Utah, area and you are concerned about preventing cavities, you should call 801-253-GRIN(4746) to schedule a dental exam at Lighthouse Dental & Orthodontics.