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If food material and plaque are not removed from the surfaces of your teeth, it can promote tooth decay. This is even more likely to occur if you have deep pits and fissures in the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars.

Here at TLN Family Dental, if your dentist notices a problem like this, he might recommend applying dental sealants to the teeth. These are essentially durable, resin shells that we paint over the biting surfaces of your back teeth.

It’s best to do this upon the completion of your regular dental checkup and cleaning. This way Dr. Tammeka Nickleberry knows the tooth enamel in the area is completely free of plaque, tartar and stray food particles.

Once your dentist paints the dental sealants on the teeth, he will use a special ultraviolet light to cure and harden them. Once this is completed, the resinous shield can last for many years, resisting the wear and tear of chewing food and brushing your teeth.

It’s important to keep in mind that even though the biting surfaces of the teeth are protected, you will still need to brush and floss the teeth regularly.

If you’re concerned about preventing cavities on your back teeth and you’re interested in dental sealants in Houston, Texas, you should call (713) 723-2600 to schedule an appointment at TLN Family Dental.