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Dental Sealants Can Help Prevent Large Cavities on Back Teeth

November 10, 2016

While there are unique variations from one individual to another, each tooth in your mouth has a shape specific to its primary function. Molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are called upon to chew and grind food. To aid in this endeavor, the teeth have deeply textured tooth enamel on the biting surfaces.

On one hand, this makes the teeth more efficient at chewing and grinding tough foods. On the other hand, the deep recesses of the tooth enamel can trap food particles and plaque. In time, this could promote the development of large cavities.

Fortunately, this problem can be prevented by having your dentist, Dr. Manshadi, Dr. Roden-Johnson, and Dr. Afridi, apply dental sealants onto the biting surfaces of each tooth. This creates a thin, resin barrier that prevents bacteria from having direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.

The dental sealants can be applied after your regular dental checkup and cleaning so we know the enamel of the biting surface is completely clean. The durable resin can last for many years and will not be worn away by your twice-daily brushing.

If you’re concerned about the health of your molars and premolars, you should call Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics at (361) 433-4704 to ask about dental sealants in Victoria, TX.