As your child’s permanent teeth replace their primary teeth, it’s rather common for the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars to emerge with deep pits and fissures. If plaque and residual food particles become trapped in these areas, they can easily create tooth decay. This problem often requires your dentist, Dr. Jessie Hunter, to repair the teeth with large fillings. As time goes on, the large fillings will likely develop future complications.
If your dentist notices that your child has these deep pits and fissures, or if your child struggles to keep them clean, she might recommend taking advantage of dental sealants in Allen, Texas.
Our dentist will often apply the sealants right after your child’s regular dental checkup. This ensures that the enamel is perfectly clean.
Dental sealants are durable, plastic covers that the dentist carefully paints onto the biting surfaces of your child’s molars and premolars. Once the dental sealants have been applied, she will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden the resin.
Dental sealants create an impervious barrier between the bacteria in the mouth and the biting surface of the tooth. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck in the pits and fissures of the tooth, they won’t be able to cause cavities.
If you are interested in having dental sealants applied to your child’s back teeth, you should call Allen Pediatric Dentistry at 972-727-0737 to schedule an appointment.