If you are one of many people who have deep textures in the biting surfaces of their back teeth, this is normal but can pose health risks if you are unable to clean these areas fully when brushing. When food particles and plaque stay trapped, they can lead to tooth decay and cavities that require large dental fillings, increasing the vulnerability of those teeth against future dental problems.
To help prevent these issues, our dentist can provide dental sealants to fill deep contours in the biting surfaces of your back teeth and protect them from bacteria. Created from durable, plastic resin, dental sealants are painted onto each molar and premolar in a liquid form and then hardened with a special ultraviolet light so that they can prevent plaque and food particles from invading the tooth enamel on the occlusal surfaces via the deep pits and fissures. Dental sealants can easily be applied following the completion of your routine dental checkup.
Dental sealants are very durable and can protect your molars and premolars for many years, withstanding your daily brushing and flossing without wearing off. They are not a substitute for your oral hygiene routine, though.
To learn more about how to prevent cavities in molars and premolars, and to ask our dentist about dental sealants in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, we invite you to call Bullitt Dental P.L.L.C. at 502-955-6516 today and schedule your visit with Dr. Robert A. Bell!