Dental Sealants Can Help Protect Back Teeth from Early Tooth Decay

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Once your child has their full complement of 32 permanent have fully replaced their primary teeth, maintaining the integrity of the tooth enamel and the overall health of their teeth is exceedingly important. After all these teeth will have to last them for the rest of their adult life.

While reminding them to brush their teeth each morning and night and making an effort to floss at least once each day is critical for maintaining their healthy teeth, there are none the less preventative measure that can help. This could come in the form of routine fluoride treatments or installing dental sealants during their next dental checkup at Smiles of Grand River.

Dental sealants can be especially beneficial for preserving the health of molars and premolars with deep textures on the biting surfaces. This simple type of dental resin can create an invisible barrier that prevents accumulated bacterial deposits from affecting the deep recesses of the tooth enamel.

Once Dr. James Shaheen carefully paints the resin onto the biting surfaces of their back teeth, he will use a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the dental sealants and securely marry them to the tooth enamel.

The dental sealants will be very durable. You can expect the dental resin to protect the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars for up to a decade. If you live in the New Hudson, Michigan, area and you have concerns about preserving the health of your child’s teeth, you should call 734-707-8764 to schedule a checkup for dental sealants today!