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Your tooth enamel coats your teeth in a tough outer layer to protect against tooth decay, but it may need additional assistance to keep your smile safe from cavities. If you worry about your child developing cavities, our dentists may recommend dental sealants for the back teeth.

It’s natural for molars and premolars to have deep grooves in the biting surfaces, as these help to grind up food. However, if the grooves are very deep and hard to clean with a toothbrush, they can become full of food and bacteria particles that turn into plaque and cause the development of cavities. Children can easily receive cavities on their back teeth from insufficient oral hygiene habits and snacks that have a lot of sugary.

It may be that the best solution to cavities is to place dental sealants on the back teeth. Dental sealants are thin shells that are hard to see but that protect the chewing surfaces from harmful bacteria. In order to place a dental sealant, we thoroughly clean the teeth and apply an acidic substance to roughen the chewing surfaces so that they can grip the sealant. The dental sealants are coated on the cover the whole biting surface of the teeth.

To learn if you should bring your child to Platinum Dental Group to receive dental sealants in Somerset, New Jersey, contact our office at 732-828-0606 today to speak with one of our dentists.