When your child’s molars and premolars start to emerge in adolescence it’s quite common for these teeth to to have deep pits, fissures and contours on the biting surface. Sometimes these areas quite hard to clean. Stuck-on plaque and food particles on molars and premolars are prone to develop large cavities in these areas tooth decay.
Applying dental sealants to the biting surface of these teeth by Dr. Greg Weeder is a common and effective way to protect them.
Dental sealants are basically a durable plastic-resin coating that Dr. Greg Weeder paints onto the biting surface of your child’s molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light is used to harden and quick-cure the plastic resin. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck in the deep contours, the resin will prevent bacteria from directly attacking the enamel biting surface.
Having Dr. Greg Weeder apply the sealants is very quick. Usually he can paint them on the biting surface of your child’s back teeth after their routine dental checkup. The dental sealants are very durable, and will not be worn away by brushing your teeth. On the average most sealants last for around two years.
If you have any questions about dental sealants for yourself or your child, please feel free to call Dr. Greg Weeder at (402) 932.1177 to schedule an appointment.