Using Dental Sealants Can Be an Effective Preventative Measure Against Occlusal Cavities

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As a parent, you want the best for your child. This also includes helping them maintain good, long-term oral health. While this is founded on encouraging your children to brush twice and floss once each day, there are also preventative measures that can help.

It’s quite common for permanent molars and premolars to emerge with deep pits and fissures on the biting surfaces. These areas can be hard to clean, increasing the chances of developing large, problematic cavities. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson, can apply durable dental sealants to the biting surfaces of your child’s back teeth to protect them from tooth decay.

Dental sealants in Houston, Texas, can be applied immediately following your regular dental cleaning. This is the time when the enamel is clean and free of any detritus. Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson paints them directly onto the biting surfaces of each molar and premolar. A special ultraviolet light is then used to harden the resin, creating a protective layer.

Even if plaque and food particles get stuck in these areas, the resin will prevent bacteria from having direct contact with the tooth enamel. The resin material is durable, and you can expect it to protect the biting surfaces of the teeth for many years.

If you are interested in preserving your child’s back teeth from tooth decay, you should call Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 to ask about dental sealants.