Dental Sealants Are Often Useful for Cavity Prevention

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If you regularly struggle to maintain a consistent daily oral hygiene regimen, the plaque acids in your mouth can start to build up. As this continues to happen your teeth will be at increased risk of suffering from cavities.

This is particularly concerning for contoured areas on the faces of your teeth and along the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars in the back of your mouth. If bacterial deposits start to accumulate in these areas large areas of tooth decay can develop.

If Dr. Tom Pinnavaia sees a problem like this developing he will help you understand your treatment and preventative options. options. This might involve applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of each molar and premolar.

It can often be done at the end of your routine dental checkup to ensure the area is free from bacterial deposits. The dental sealants are made from a special resin material that Dr. Tom Pinnavaia paints onto the biting surface of the teeth.

Then he will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and bond them to the tooth enamel. This will essentially create a clear barrier that blocks any future bacterial deposits from direct contact with the underlying tooth enamel.

If you live in the Charlotte, North Carolina, area and you are interested in dental sealants you should call 704-375-8577 to schedule a checkup at My Dentists.