Most adults have molars and premolars with deep textures and contours along the biting surface. These grooves and contours help your large back teeth perform the important tasks of chewing and grinding food before swallowing.
These deeper areas on a tooth’s surface can sometimes be prone to collecting bacterial deposits and food particles. Sometimes, the recesses in the tooth enamel can be so deep that even a quality toothbrush might struggle to clean them away. Should they persist, these back teeth could be at an increased risk of suffering from large cavities.
When you visit Bart Deering DDS for your routine dental checkups, if your oral exam reveals a problem like this on your molars and premolars, our dentist, Dr. Bart Deering, might recommend installing dental sealants. This special type of dental resin can create an invisible barrier that prevents bacterial deposits from accumulating and affecting the deep recesses of the teeth.
After carefully painting the resin onto the biting surfaces of your molars, our doctor will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and securely marry them to the tooth enamel. At this point, the dental sealants will be very durable and can last up to ten full years.
If you live in the Garland, Texas, area, and if you have concerns about preserving the health of your teeth, you should call 972-271-4545 to schedule an appointment to receive dental sealants at our office.