Each of your teeth has a specific shape and size based on its location in your mouth and its primary role in your basic oral function. This includes eight premolars and molars in the back of your mouth. These special teeth are often equipped with deep pits and fissures on the biting surface.
These occlusal textures help the teeth bite off hard foods, while also chewing and grinding food to break it down for safe swallowing. Unfortunately, these deep textures can trap food material and plaque deposits.
If your twice daily efforts at brushing your teeth fail to clean these areas, the accumulated bacterial material can greatly increase your chances of suffering from large cavities.
To help prevent tooth decay problems and preserve the health of the occlusal tooth enamel, our dentists might recommend applying dental sealants to the biting surface of each back tooth. This simple treatment can often be performed immediately following your regular dental cleaning to ensure that the tooth enamel is completely free from bacterial material.
The dental sealants are essentially a special type of dental resin that is initially pliable. Our dentists carefully apply this material to biting surface of each molar and premolar. Once it has been cured by a special ultraviolet light, the dental sealants will form an invisible barrier preventing future bacterial deposits from direct access to the healthy tooth enamel.
If you live in the The Woodlands, Texas, area and you are concerned about cavity prevention on your molars and premolars, you should call one of our offices to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at Made Ya Smile Dental.