For many people, the biting surfaces of their back teeth have deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel. This helps the teeth better perform their primary function of chewing and grinding. Unfortunately, some people have such deeply textured tooth enamel that it can actively trap residual food particles and other bacterial matter. This can significantly increase your chances of developing large, problematic cavities on these teeth.
Fortunately, you can help prevent tooth decay on your molars and premolars by having dental sealants applied to the biting surfaces of these teeth at Vital Dental.
These are basically durable, plastic, resin shells that Dr. Asad Ahsan carefully applies to the biting surfaces of each back tooth. This provides a clear barrier between any bacterial matter and the underlying healthy tooth enamel.
Dr. Asad Ahsan typically recommends applying the sealants following your regular dental checkup. This ensures that the enamel is completely clean.
Once the dental sealants have been painted on, Dr. Asad Ahsan will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the resin. If residual food particles get stuck in the occlusal surface in the future, the dental sealants will prevent bacteria from having direct access to the tooth enamel.
If you live in the McKinney, Texas, area and you are concerned about preserving the health of your molars and premolars, you should call (972) 347-0945 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants at Vital Dental.