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The chewing surfaces of a child’s back teeth very commonly have deep contours, fissures, and pits. While these deeply textured formations are normal and assist in grinding up and chewing tough foods, the texture can also make them difficult to keep clean. If you have noticed deep areas of your child’s molars or premolars, we encourage you to speak to the dentist about the efficacy of dental sealants.

It’s very easy for food particles and plaque to become stuck in these areas and cause tooth decay. The development of cavities in back teeth often require large dental fillings, which can increase the risk of dental problems in the future.

Our team at Mathew Berg DDS create dental sealants from a durable plastic-resin that is applied to the biting surface of the premolars and molars. We then harden the resin using a special ultraviolet light. This procedure can be performed at the end of your child’s regular dental checkup.

When food particles and plaque come into contact with these areas, the dental sealant effectively prevents the bacteria from accessing the surface of that tooth. Dental sealants are designed to be very long lasting and durable so that they don’t wear away when your child is brushing and flossing their teeth. Dental sealants can benefit your child’s teeth for many years.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of dental sealants in El Paso, Texas, and whether they are right for your child, please call Mathew Berg DDS at 915-591-5333 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Mathew Berg.