Dental Sealants Aid in Cavity Prevention for Molars and Premolars

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Many people have deep textures on the occlusal biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. This is an evolutionary adaptation to make the teeth more effective at chewing and processing food into small pieces that are easy to swallow. At the same time, the deep recesses of the tooth enamel could also trap stray food matter and other bacterial deposits.

If these hard-to-reach places are not thoroughly cleaned by your daily oral hygiene routine, they could come to foster tooth decay. While a thorough dental cleaning at Bo Macdonald DDS will certainly remove any traces of bacterial matter, more long-term preventative measures might be called for.

One easy way to prevent direct contact between the bacteria and the deeply textured yet healthy tooth enamel is to have Dr. Bo Macdonald apply dental sealants to the teeth. This can be done at the conclusion of your regular dental checkup.

Dr. Bo Macdonald will carefully paint a special dental resin into all the contours along the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars. Then she will use an ultraviolet light to cure the sealants and bond them firmly onto the tooth enamel.

The protective barrier created by the dental sealants will prevent bacteria from exploiting the tooth enamel for many years.

If you live in Los Angeles, California, and you are concerned about the health of your back teeth, you should call 310-954-3925 to schedule a dental exam with dental sealants in Los Angeles, California.