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Your child’s teeth all serve their own function and are specifically shaped with unique characteristics to perform tasks such as biting and chewing food to aid in digestion. The molars and premolars serve the primary function of grinding and chewing food, and their chewing surfaces are shaped with deep pits and textures to enhance their performance. Your child’s back teeth could benefit from dental sealants to cover deep textures and protect the teeth from cavities.

The deep textures in the chewing surfaces of the back teeth can easily trap food particles and bacteria and may be hard to keep clean using only a toothbrush. If these bacterial deposits are not cleared away, they could result in large cavities that threaten your child’s oral health. If our dentist detects this risk during a dental checkup, he may suggest the placement of dental sealants over the biting surfaces to cover the textured areas. Dental sealants are a plastic barrier that is thin yet durable, preventing bacteria from weakening the tooth enamel underneath.

At Pacific Hearts Dentistry, dental sealants are crafted from clear or tooth-colored resin and painted onto the teeth following your child’s dental checkup, when their teeth are clean and free of plaque and food particles that could otherwise affect the sealants. Your child’s dental sealants can last for several years before they need to be reapplied.

To learn if your child’s back teeth would benefit from dental sealants in Irving, Texas, we invite you to contact our office at 972-957-3577 today for a consultation with Dr. Rawaha Memon.