Tooth decay is often the result of residual food matter and plaque that were not removed during the course of your daily oral hygiene routine. This is even more likely to be an issue if you have a bad habit of putting off your twice-annual dental checkup at Carolina Avenue Dental Care.
Some people have very deep textures in the tooth enamel on the biting surfaces of the premolars and molars at the back of their mouth. Should this prove to be the case for you, food material and plaque could become trapped in these areas, increasing your chances of developing large, problematic cavities.
These cavities are typically rather large and, as such, they require large fillings. As the years go by, they could fail or develop new cavities.
Should Dr. Gloria Pipkin notice a problem like this, he might recommend applying dental sealants to the teeth as a preventative measure.
This creates a thin, durable, plastic, resin barrier that prevents bacteria from gaining direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.
Dental sealants are often applied immediately following your dental checkup. This ensures that the tooth enamel is completely clean of plaque and food particles. The dental sealants are very durable and can help protect the biting surfaces for several years.
If you live in the Moncks Corner, South Carolina, area and you’re concerned about preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 843-899-5911 to schedule a checkup at Carolina Avenue Dental Care.