Preserving the health of your child’s permanent molars and premolars is very important. Bacterial deposits can sometimes build up on the biting surfaces of these large teeth. When this happens your son or daughter is at increased chance of developing large cavities on the occlusal surfaces of their back teeth.
To help prevent this from happening Dr. Pantea Nooraee might recommend applying dental sealants at his dental clinic. They are a durable dental resin material that he paints onto the occlusal surface of each or their molars and premolars. This can be done immediately following their regular dental checkup and cleaning appointment.
Dr. Pantea Nooraee will then use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants. If any plaque and food particles become trapped in the area the resin will prevent bacteria from direct exposure to the underlying tooth enamel.
The dental sealants are designed to be very durable and can help to protect the biting surface on their back teeth for up to ten years. The dental resin is very durable. Your son or daughter can still brush the biting surface of teeth with dental sealants without fear of wearing them down.
If you live in the Frisco, Texas, area and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your child’s back teeth, you can always call (972) 335-3000 to schedule a checkup at Twins Family Dentistry.