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The American Dental Association recommends having a dental checkup performed twice each year by a dentist like Dr. Mecca. This basic appointment is intended to clear away bacterial deposits from your teeth, while also monitoring the general health of your mouth. It is essential for early detection of periodontal disease, active areas of tooth decay and various forms of oral cancer.

Some people have deep recesses in the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. These areas can sometimes trap concentrated bacterial deposits which could lead to the development of large cavities.

If Dr. Mecca finds a problem like this during your dental checkup he might recommend applying dental sealants to these teeth. This preventive measure is typically performed immediately following the checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is completely clean of any lingering bacterial material.

Once the dental resin has been applied he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure the dental sealants and bond them to the tooth enamel. This will create an impermeable barrier that prevents bacteria from causing a cavity for up to ten years.

Dr. Mecca might also advise you to make some minor changes in your daily oral hygiene routine to help maintain a healthy mouth between your dental checkups.

If you are in the New Hartford, New York, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 315-235-3318 to set up an appointment at Mecca Dental .