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It’s common for premolars and molars to have deep textures and grooves. This helps us to chew our food better. However, it also makes them more difficult to clean. This can be problematic, especially for children who are still learning to have a consistent oral hygiene routine and who tend to eat lots of sugary snacks. This is why children are more likely to get cavities than adults.

Do you wonder what you can do to help prevent your children from getting cavities? One fantastic option is to ask Dr. Nilesh Pema to apply dental sealants on their teeth. Dental sealants are basically a durable plastic-resin that she can paint to the biting surface of their back teeth at the end of your child’s dental checkup.

Once they’ve been applied Dr. Nilesh Pema will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin, creating a clear, permanent protective layer between the molar and any trapped food or bacteria that rest on your child’s molars. This has been known to reduce the amount of cavities in children as much as 80%. These sealants can last for as long as ten years.

If you live in the Toluca Lake, California area and you would like to preserve the health of your child’s back teeth, you can call 818-760-9912 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at Toluca Dental Care today!