As your child grows up, their 20 primary teeth will gradually be replaced by the set of 32 adult teeth. These teeth need to last for the rest of their life. Maintaining good oral health during adolescence and early adulthood will reduce their chances of suffering undue dental problems in their later years.
Permanent molars and premolars in the back of the mouth can sometimes have deep pits and fissures in the biting surface of the tooth enamel. These areas can gradually start to trap bacterial deposits that could foster large cavities. The tooth fillings required to repair the teeth can potentially cause problems later in life.
To prevent this from happening Dr. Stan Scalf can apply dental sealants at the end of their routine dental checkup. This ensures that the tooth enamel can thoroughly protected. The dental sealants are made from a special dental resin that is known to be very durable. They typically can last for up to a decade and will not be worn away by daily brushing.
If you live in the Georgetown, Kentucky, area and you’re concerned about preserving the health of your child’s back teeth, you should call 502-863-9340 to set up a dental exam with sealants at Stan Scalf DMD.