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The permanent premolars and molars in the back of your child’s mouth have deep textures in the tooth enamel on the chewing surfaces. This helps the teeth perform their basic function of chewing and grinding food in small pieces to make it easier to digest.  
If a routine dental checkup at Flores Dental Care reveals bacterial deposits in these areas, our dentist, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez Flores might recommend protecting the teeth dental sealants. This is a durable plastic resin that can be applied at the end of the appointment to ensure the tooth enamel is kept safe from plaque, bacteria, and acids.Sealants are made from a special resin that the dentist carefully paints onto the teeth in the back of your child’s mouth. After the sealants have been applied, the dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the sealants so that they will adhere to the tooth enamel. The sealants are durable enough to withstand brushing twice each day. In many cases, dental sealants can last for up to a decade.

If you live in the Mission, Texas, region and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your child’s premolars and molars, we invite you to reach out to our team by calling 956-583-0055 to schedule a checkup and a dental sealant treatment at Flores Dental Care.