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Perhaps the great majority of people have back teeth that are ridged with deep textures along the biting surfaces, and this is very normal. These structures help the molars and premolars chew up food properly. However, they can also pose some health risks if daily dental habits of brushing and flossing are not enough to keep them clean. If you can’t clean away food particles and plaque, they may result in tooth decay and cavities that could in turn cause you to need large dental fillings.

To protect the back teeth from dental issues, you can receive dental sealants that cover the biting surfaces of these teeth for less risk of cavities. At Britex Dental, we form dental sealants from a durable material called plastic resin. The sealants are painted onto each molar and premolar and then cured with a special ultraviolet light so that they form a hard barrier to keep out plaque and food particles and prevent tooth decay. Otherwise, the deep pits and fissures on these occlusal surfaces could increase your risk of poor dental health. The sealant process is quick and easy, and can be done following a routine dental checkup with the dentist.

Due to the high durability of dental sealants, your teeth can be protected for many years without worry of the sealants wearing away from routine brushing and flossing. However, it’s important to maintain proper dental habits and not try to substitute your sealants for proper oral hygiene.

If you are interested in reducing your risk of cavities with dental sealants in Austin, Texas, you are welcome to call Britex Dental at 512-782-4092 today to speak with one of our friendly team members. Dr. Brendan Loehr and Dr. Sussan Helmick are here to help you with your smile care needs.