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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed twice each year. This simple appointment will remove all traces of tartar from your mouth while also monitoring the health of you gums and teeth. If Dr. Daniel Richards detects a problem, he will present you with treatment options available at his Vestavia Hills, Alabama clinic.

If he feels that it’s warranted, Dr. Daniel Richards might also recommend preventative measures such as dental sealants or a fluoride treatment. These simple treatments can help maintain healthy teeth between dental exams.

If Dr. Daniel Richards notices signs of weakened tooth enamel, he is likely to recommend administering a fluoride treatment at the end of your checkup. This will expose your teeth to strong concentration of fluoride that will help fortifying your tooth enamel against future cavities.

In a case where Dr. Daniel Richards notices plaque and food deposits stuck on the biting surfaces of your back teeth, he might recommend dental sealants. These are simple shells painted over the occlusal surfaces of molars and premolars to create a protective barrier between bacteria and tooth enamel.

If you live in the Vestavia Hills, Alabama area and you are concerned about cavity prevention, you should call (205) 823-6300 to schedule a dental checkup at Daniel Richards, DMD.