Preventing cavities on your child’s permanent teeth is an important aspect of helping them to maintain good oral health in their adult life. This includes having them brush their teeth each morning and night as well as encouraging them to floss their teeth at least once per day. They also need to have a dental checkup performed twice each year with a dentist like Dr. Navid Malik.
If this outpatient appointment reveals trapped bacterial deposits on the biting surfaces of your child’s permanent molars and premolars he might recommend installing dental sealants. This can typically be done at the end of their dental checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is completely clean.
This preventive treatment calls for applying a special type of dental resin to the occlusal surfaces of their back teeth. Once this is done Dr. Malik will use an ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and effectively secure them onto the underlying tooth enamel. This can help to protect their molars and premolars from tooth decay for up to ten full years.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are concerned about the health of your child’s teeth, we invite you to call 832-461-1852 to schedule a dental checkup with dental sealants at M Smiles.