While we can repair cavities with dental fillings (or dental crowns, for large cavities), it’s easier and less expensive to simply prevent decay from damaging your tooth enamel. Visiting us for dental cleanings every six months is an essential practice for keeping your teeth cavity-free.
To make your teeth even less susceptible to cavities Dr. McDuffie may suggest preventive dental treatments like applications of fluoride and/or dental sealants. Watch this American Dental Association video for more information on sealants. As you’ll see, sealants work by creating a barrier that keeps bacteria out of the tough-to-clean fissures and pits on top of your teeth.
For more information on preventive dental care like sealants or to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam, call Boyette Dental today.