Maintaining a healthy mouth throughout your life relies on several important factors. This includes making sure to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as thoroughly flossing at least once each day. Dr. Jade Cherrington also notes that you should attend a regularly scheduled dental exam every six months.
This important appointment can effectively clean and polish your teeth, while also serving to detect any early signs of oral health problems like oral cancer, gum disease, or cavities.
If your dental exam reveals an area of concern, our dentist can help you understand the most effective treatment plan. This might also involve administering a preventative treatment such as applying dental sealants or performing a fluoride treatment.
A fluoride treatment essentially exposes concentrated fluoride to your tooth enamel to bolster the mineral density of your teeth. This will help prevent bacteria and plaque acids from promoting tooth decay.
Dental sealants are designed to create a protective barrier that prevents bacterial deposits from building up on the occlusal textures on the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars in the back of your mouth.
If you live in the Redmond, Oregon, area and you are due for a dental checkup, you should call 541-699-4200 to schedule an appointment at Rimrock Dental of Redmond’s dental offices.