Having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed every six months is an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth for the many long years ahead. This includes a professional dental cleaning and a thorough exam to detect any oral health problems. Here at our dental offices in Richmond, VA, and Chamberlayne, VA, we believe it is vital to have an exam and thorough cleaning for your dental health.
After the cleaning, your dentist will examine every aspect of your mouth to detect any signs of oral cancer, pharyngeal cancer, tooth decay, or periodontal health problems. Should they find an area of concern, they will help you understand your treatment options. This might also include administering preventative treatments.
If our dental professionals notice bacterial deposits trapped in the biting surface of your molars and premolars, we may recommend having dental sealants. This is a special dental resin painted onto the deeply textured tooth enamel of the biting surfaces. After it has been cured by an ultraviolet light, the dental grade resin will have the durability to last up to ten years.
If your dentist is concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, they might recommend a fluoride treatment. This simple treatment involves our team pouring concentrated fluoride gel into trays that will be inserted in your mouth. You will need to bite down lightly on them for a few minutes to allow the fluoride to saturate your teeth.
If you are due for your next dental exam and you live in the Richmond, VA, or Chamberlayne, VA, areas, call Morrison Dental Group today at 804-386-0124 to schedule an appointment or consultation with our dental team.