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Along with a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, the American Dental Association also recommends that you have a dental checkup administered by a dentist like Dr. Morgan Smith twice each year. This simple outpatient appointment will clean bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also monitoring the overall health of your mouth.

It’s also worth noting that some individuals have deep recesses in the tooth enamel biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. While these areas can sometimes trap concentrated bacterial deposits.

Should Dr. Morgan Smith spot a problem like this during the dental checkup, he might recommend applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces on each of your back teeth. This preventive treatment can often be applied immediately following the exam to ensure the tooth enamel is completely clean of any bacterial residue.

Once he carefully paints the dental resin onto the teeth, he will then use a special ultraviolet light cure the dental sealants and bond them to the clean tooth enamel. This will create a thin, clear barrier that prevents bacteria from gaining direct access to the underlying tooth enamel for up to a decade.

If you are in the Murray, Utah, area and you need a routine dental checkup, you should call 801-266-4427 to set up an appointment at Smith Family Dental.