Preserving the integrity of your child’s permanent teeth will go a long way toward reducing their chances of suffering dental health problems in adulthood. This starts with reminding them to brush their teeth each morning and night as well as making sure they floss between each of their teeth and along the gumline once per day.
Sometimes permanent molars and premolars have deep textures on the biting surfaces. While these pits and fissures in the tooth enamel help them grind and chew efficiently, these areas can sometimes trap food particles and other bacterial deposits. This could place the teeth at increasing risk of suffering multiple large cavities.
To help prevent tooth decay complications dentists like Dr. Hardy and Dr. Bushell might recommend applying basic dental sealants to the biting surface of each of your child’s back teeth. This simple treatment can often be performed immediately following their regularly scheduled dental checkup.
Dental sealants are created from a special type of dental resin that our dentist carefully paints onto the biting surface of each tooth. Once they have been cured by a special ultraviolet light the dental sealants will harden and bond to the underlying tooth enamel. This will essentially create an invisible barrier bacterial deposits from access to the otherwise healthy tooth enamel.
If you live in the South Jordan, Utah, area and you are concerned about the health of your child’s permanent molars and premolars, we invite you to call 801-446-2080 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants at Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry.