The contours of your teeth can sometimes be hard to clean from your twice daily brushing efforts. Sometimes bacterial deposits can accumulate in the natural pits and fissures found on the tooth enamel layer of your back teeth.
As time goes on these materials can gradually start to demineralize the local tooth enamel causing a serious cavity to form. These areas of tooth decay can sometimes be large and lead to more significant complications in the future.
If Dr. Thi Hoang notices bacterial deposits in these areas during your dental exam, she might recommend cleaning them away before applying dental sealants.
This is a special type of dental grade resin that she meticulously applies to the biting surface of your molars and premolars. Once this is done she will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin creating a protective layer.
Should bacterial deposits start to accumulate in the textured and contoured areas, the durable dental sealants will keep bacteria from direct access to the tooth enamel. In some cases, they can help to protect the teeth for up to ten years.
If you are in the Fremont, California, area and you have cavity prevention concerns, you should call 510.794.7900 to schedule a dental checkup at Mowry Dental dental clinic.