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Making a conscious effort to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to floss your teeth at least once each day sets the foundation for an effective oral hygiene routine. However, there are still other measures you can take to prevent cavities and gum disease.

Maintaining a healthy mouth also calls for having a dentist like Dr. Stephen Henry administer a dental checkup twice a year. These important appointments will clean bacterial deposits from your teeth while also detecting any early signs of an oral health problem.

If our dentist notices the early signs of a problem he will help you understand your treatment or preventive measures.

If excess bacterial deposits are found trapped in the biting surface textures on the molars and premolars in the back of your mouth he might recommend applying dental sealants. They are made from a special type of dental resin which can be carefully painted onto the occlusal surface on each of your molars and premolars.

Once this is done the dental sealants will be hardened and bonded to the healthy tooth enamel with an ultraviolet light. This effectively creates an invisible, impermeable barrier preventing oral bacteria from direct access to the molars and premolars.

If you live in the Foster City, California, area and you have oral health of cavity prevention concerns you should call 650-341-5656 to schedule a dental checkup at Dr. Stephen Henry DDS.