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Preserving the health and integrity of your child’s teeth in their adolescent years can help prevent your son or daughter from suffering tooth decay complications as an adult. Sometimes permanent molars and premolars develop with deep pits and fissures in the tooth enamel of the biting surface.

If they struggle to effectively clean these areas by brushing twice a day, bacterial deposits could start to collect in the deep recesses. In time this could cause large cavities to develop deep in multiple teeth.

In a situation like this Dr. Fahad Javed might recommend applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of your son or daughter’s molars and premolars. This can be done immediately following their routine dental checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is completely clean of plaque and food particles.

A special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin and fully bond the dental sealants to the underlying tooth enamel. This will create a thin clear barrier that prevents bacteria from gaining direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.

The dental sealants are very durable and can help to protect the biting surface of your child’s back teeth for up to a decade.

If you are in the Indianapolis, Indiana, area and you are concerned about preserving the health of your son or daughter’s back teeth, you should call 317-222-4102 to schedule a checkup at Keystone Dental Group.