Without a consistent effort to brush your teeth every morning and evening with a fluoride toothpaste bacterial matter can start to accumulate on the surfaces of your teeth. Individuals who forget to floss at least once per day are also at increased risk for problems with tooth decay and periodontal disease.
For some individuals, the deep textures on the biting surface of their molars and premolars can be hard to clean from brushing alone. These deep recesses can gradually start to accumulate bacterial deposits which can eventually foster large cavities.
If our dentist notices a problem like this during your routine dental checkups, they might recommend dental sealants to protect your molars and premolars. Applying them to the biting surfaces of the teeth involves our dentist carefully painting a special dental resin to the area. It can usually be done at the end of your dental checkup, to ensure the tooth enamel is completely free of any previous bacterial deposits.
Once they have been applied our dentist will use a special ultraviolet light to harden them and bond them to the underlying tooth enamel for up to a decade
If you live in the Wausau, Wisconsin, area and you are interested in preserving the health of your molars and premolars, you should call 715-845-3200 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at Szmanda Dental. Drs. Paul Szmanda, Jim Sobolewski, and Yvonne Schmitz are here for your oral health!