The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are large, and work in concert to help grind and chew the foods you eat. Many of these teeth have pits and fissures on the tooth enamel of the biting surface. This makes them more efficient at their appointed tasks. At the same time, these areas can also be hard to clean from twice-daily brushing.
If some bacterial material and food residue become trapped in these areas, it could foster large cavities that require large fillings or a crown restoration.
One effective way to preserve the health of your back teeth is to have the dentists at Ontario Chino Dental Center’s Ontario, California clinic apply dental sealants to the biting surface. Once the dental resin has been cured by an ultraviolet light, they will protect the occlusal surfaces from tooth decay for up to two years.
You shouldn’t worry about regular tooth brushing wearing away the sealants, as they are very durable. With good oral hygiene habits, you can expect the sealants to protect your teeth for up to two full years.
If you live in the Ontario, California area and you’re concerned about preventing cavities on your child’s back teeth, you should call 909-984-2476 to schedule an appointment at Ontario Chino Dental Center’s clinic.