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When bacterial deposits accumulate on the textures and contours of teeth, the chronic bacterial presence can contribute to your chances of suffering a cavity. This is especially an issue with people who have deep pits and fissures on the tooth enamel biting surfaces of their molars and premolars.

If your routine dental checkup with your dentist reveals a problem like this on your back teeth, they might recommend protecting them by applying dental sealants. This is a durable plastic resin that can be applied following your dental checkup.

Dr. Bijan Ahmadzadeh carefully paints the special resin onto the teeth in the back of your mouth. Once this is done, he will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and marry them to the tooth enamel.

Even if plaque and food particles to accumulate on the tooth enamel textures, the dental sealants will prevent bacteria from direct access to the healthy tooth enamel. They are also durable enough to withstand brushing each morning and night. Most dental sealants can last for up to a decade.

If you live in the Hamlin, Pennsylvania, area and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your back teeth, you should call 570-689-2449 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants with the dental specialists at Drs. Scrimalli, Ratchford, & Ahmadzadeh.