SOME PREVENTATIVE TREATMENTS CAN BE INCLUDED IN YOUR ROUTINE DENTAL CHECKUP
The American Dental Association was founded to help people maintain good oral health throughout the course of their lives. This involves a series of informational tools and recommendations. Among them is the recommendation that you have a routine dental checkup performed twice a year by a reputable dentist like Dr. Narinder Mahal.
This basic outpatient appointment will serve to remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth while monitoring the overall health of your mouth.
It starts with one of Dr. Narinder Mahal’s dental hygienists cleaning and polishing your teeth. Then Dr. Narinder Mahal will examine your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health conditions.
If he finds any areas of concern, he will present you with the applicable treatment options. This might also include applying preventative treatments.
If Dr. Narinder Mahal has concerns with bacterial deposits accumulating on the biting surface of your molars and premolars he might recommend applying dental sealants. This can be done at the end of the appointment to ensure the area if thoroughly clean.
They are a special dental resin painted onto the deeply textured tooth enamel of the biting surfaces. Once they have been cured by an ultraviolet light the dental sealants will prevent bacteria from direct contact with the underlying tooth enamel.
If your tooth enamel shows signs of demineralization from acidic beverages or poor oral hygiene Dr. Narinder Mahal might recommend a fluoride treatment. To do this, Dr. Narinder Mahal pours concentrated fluoride gel into trays that will be inserted in your mouth. They will be held there for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate your teeth. This will help strengthen the mineral density of your teeth.
If you live in the Citrus Heights, California, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 916-722-4900 to schedule an appointment at Auburn Oaks Family Dentistry.