Are you looking to preserve your back teeth? One of the best ways to protect your molars and premolars is having dental sealants applied. The overall function and health of your mouth depends greatly on the premolars and molars in the back of your mouth.
By applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of your back teeth, you can avoid the need for a large inlay or onlay dental filling. Dr. Jeffrey Brink applies these dental sealants in a simple procedure, finalizing the process by using a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants. This secures them onto the biting surface and prevents bacteria from reaching the root, pulp or affect any tooth enamel.
When there is plaque and bacteria buildup in small crevices on your back teeth, they are at an increased risk of experiencing large cavities. It’s worth mentioning everyone’s biting surfaces have many deep pits, textures, and fissures. It also places them at a higher risk of suffering cavities in those deep corners, although these teeth are best for chewing food. Be sure to brush twice and floss daily!
Your checkups twice a year can include an examination as well as an application of sealants. This will protect your teeth from cavities and other possible infections. Call Lakeview Dental Care here in Whitmore Lake, Michigan, at 810-231-2288 for a consultation or appointment. Let our dental team give you your best, protected smile today!