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When your child’s permanent teeth replace their baby teeth, it’s not uncommon for the biting surfaces on their back teeth to have deeply textured areas. Sometimes these areas can be hard to clean with brushing alone. Should plaque and food particles become trapped in these areas, they can cause large areas of tooth decay in the enamel of the biting surfaces.

If your dentist, Dr. Ryan Wilson, notices a problem like this, he might recommend applying dental sealants as a preventative measure.

Dental sealants in Farmington, New Mexico, are basically durable, resin shells that the dentist carefully paints onto the biting surfaces of molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin, creating a protective layer. If plaque and food particles get trapped on the biting surface, the dental sealants will prevent bacteria from having direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.

Dental sealants are often applied immediately after your child’s regular dental checkup at Canyon Dental Care. This way we know the tooth enamel is completely clean of plaque and food particles. The dental sealants are very durable and can help protect the biting surfaces for several years.

If you are interested in having dental sealants applied to your child’s back teeth, you should call (505) 278.7007 to schedule an appointment at Canyon Dental Care.