Bhavani Swarna, DDS
Wayne, MI 48184

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Preventive Dentistry

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You may have a number of questions when it comes to your dental care.  Here are a few of the more commonly asked questions we receive. 

If you have any other questions, or would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Swarna, please give us a call today.  We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Preventive Dentistry

Yes. Even with the best at-home dental hygiene, problems may arise. Regular dental check-ups ensure that we can treat you and your teeth before a minor issue becomes more serious. It is essential to have your teeth cleaned and checked professionally about every six months.

 

Decay is caused by dental plaque, a thin, sticky, colorless deposit of bacteria that constantly forms on everyone’s teeth. When sugar is eaten, the bacteria in plaque produce acids that attach the tooth enamel. After repeated acid attacks, the enamel breaks down, and a cavity (hole) is formed.

 

A sealant is a clear or shaded plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars), where decay occurs most often. This sealant acts as a barrier, protecting the decay-prone areas of the back teeth from plaque and acid.
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