Dental Sealants Can Be an Effective Way to Prevent Cavities from Afflicting Your Back Teeth

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The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth are rather large and play an important role in the overall function of your mouth. Preventing cavities on these teeth is very important for maintaining good oral health in the long term.

Your back teeth are at a more increased risk of suffering large cavities. This might require Dr. Martin Trockel to repair the teeth with large inlay or onlay dental fillings. This can be prevented from happening by applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of each molar and premolar. This can often be done at the end of your routine dental checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is completely free of any latent bacterial deposits.

Once the dental sealants have been applied, Dr. Martin Trockel will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and secure them onto the biting surface. This will prevent bacteria from direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.

It’s worth noting that many people have deep pits, fissures, and textures on the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. While these areas make the teeth more efficient at chewing and grinding, it can also place them at increased risk of suffering cavities in the deep contours.

If you live in the Bixby, Oklahoma, area, and you’re concerned about preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 918-366-3777 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at Spartan Family Dentistry.