Growing up comes with a lot of changes to your child’s physiology. One of the more notable experiences is the gradual replacement of the 20 baby teeth with their 32 adult teeth. As this occurs, the tooth enamel on the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars can have deep pits and fissures. Sometimes even the most concerted efforts at brushing can fail to fully clean food particles and plaque from those teeth.
These areas can foster cavities throughout the biting surfaces. To repair these cavities, Dr. Wynatte Chu might need to use large onlay and inlay fillings. Fortunately, there is a simple and effective way to preserve the health of your son or daughter’s back teeth.
If during their dental checkup Dr. Wynatte Chu notices plaque and food particles trapped in these areas, she might recommend a thorough cleaning before the application of dental sealants.
Dental sealants are basically durable, plastic, resin shells that Dr. Wynatte Chu paints onto the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light will be used to harden the resin. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck on the biting surfaces, the sealants will prevent bacteria from having direct access to the healthy tooth enamel beneath.
Dental sealants can be applied immediately after your child’s regular dental checkup and cleaning to ensure the enamel is completely clean.
You can expect dental sealants to last for many years and they won’t be worn away by basic brushing.
If you are interested in knowing more about dental sealants in New York, New York, you should call 347-868-6546 to schedule a checkup.