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The molars and premolars in the back of the mouth are usually the last permanent teeth to develop and emerge. Maintaining the health and overall structural integrity of these teeth is very important to your son or daughter’s long-term oral health.

Sometimes the deep textures on the biting surfaces of these can trap food material and plaque deposits. If these occlusal recesses aren’t cleaned away by their daily oral hygiene routine, your child could be at increasing risk of suffering multiple large cavities.

To help prevent these tooth decay complications Dr. Jeffrey Neal might recommend applying simple dental sealants to the biting surface of each back tooth. The treatment can often be performed immediately following their regularly schedule dental checkup. This serves to ensure that the tooth enamel is complete free from bacterial material.

Dental sealants are composed of a special dental resin that is initially pliable when painted onto the biting surface. Once it has been cured by a special ultraviolet light, the dental sealants will harden and marry the underlying tooth enamel to form an invisible barrier against future bacterial deposits.

If you live in the Henrico, Virginia, area and you are concerned about cavity prevention on your molars and premolars, you should call 804-447-1435 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at Who Does Your Teeth.