Your daily routine of brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss at least once per day represents the very first step in maintaining a healthy mouth. With consistency, it will greatly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease.
The American Dental Association further notes that you should have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Rahul Malik twice each year. This outpatient appointment is designed to effectively clean and polish your teeth, while also detecting any early signs of oral health problems like oral cancer, gum disease or cavities.
If Dr. Malik finds an area of concern, he will help you understand the most effective treatment plan. This might include performing a preventive treatment at the end of the dental checkup. Common recommendations might include applying dental sealants to help prevent tooth decay.
Dental sealants are beneficial to those patients whose teeth have a history of cavities or tooth decay. Dental sealants can help children and adults, and they can be applied in just one short, comfortable visit.
If you live in the San Leandro, California, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, we invite you to call 510-380-8343 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rahul Malik and the dental specialists at Unique Dental Care.