The American Dental Association advises you to have a dental checkup twice each year by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Scott A. Young This simple appointment is a critical part of maintaining a healthy mouth. Each dental checkup performed at Scott A. Young, DDS is designed to thoroughly remove tartar and bacterial deposits. This also involves monitoring your mouth for early signs of gum disease, oral cancer, and tooth decay.
If bacterial deposits are found deeply embedded on the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars the dentist might recommend applying dental sealants. Sealants are made from a special type of dental resin that he paints onto the surfaces of your back teeth. Sealants can often be performed at the end of your dental checkup to ensure that the tooth enamel is completely free of any bacterial material. After applying the sealant, the doctor will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will ensure a strong bond between the dental sealant and your natural tooth enamel. The dental sealants will be very durable. Sometimes they last for up to ten years they are not easily affected by brushing.
If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you have a dental health concern, you should call 704-541-5900 to set up a dental checkup at Scott A. Young, DDS.