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Dental sealants are one of the best ways to further protect your molars and premolar teeth against decay and cavities. These consist of plastic coatings applied by your dentist for protection. This is important because the overall function and oral health of your mouth depends greatly on the premolars and molars in the back of your mouth.

Your back teeth are at increased risk of experiencing large cavities when there is plaque and bacteria that can buildup in small crevices. It’s worth mentioning everyone’s biting surfaces have many deep pits, textures, and fissures. Although these teeth are best for chewing food, it also places them at a higher risk of suffering cavities in those deep corners.

Your dentist may need to repair a tooth with a large inlay or onlay dental filling. By applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of your back teeth, this can be avoided. Dr. Andrea Miller can apply these dental sealants and finalizes the process by simply using a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and secure them onto the biting surface. This prevents bacteria from reaching towards the root and pulp or directly affecting any of the underlying tooth enamel.

Your biannual checkup can include this simple application to protect the tooth enamel and free your teeth of any bacteria and plaque buildup. Call Children's Dental Specialists of Lake County here in Mentor, Ohio, at (440)266-1740 to schedule a checkup and an appointment for dental sealants. Let our dental professionals give you your best smile today!