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The permanent molars and premolars in the back of your son or daughter’s mouth play an important role in helping them efficiently chew and grind the foods they eat. Now that they have fully emerged from the gums, these teeth will need to last them a lifetime.

Their regularly schedule dental checkups at Barton Oaks Dental Group’s dental clinic includes a comprehensive examination to detect any early trouble spots. This might also involve administering preventative treatments to address an oral health issues before it develops.

Should Dr. Joseph Neeley notice bacterial deposits trapped on the biting surfaces of their molars and premolars, he might recommend applying dental sealants. This preventive treatment is designed to apply a special dental resin to create a protective barrier between oral bacteria and the underlying tooth enamel.

Once they have been meticulously painted onto the teeth a special ultraviolet light will be used to harden the dental sealants and effectively marry them to the underlying tooth enamel. This will create an invisible barrier preventing bacteria from direct contact with the otherwise healthy tooth enamel.

The dental sealants will be very durable. Even with twice daily brushing they can potentially protect the biting surfaces of the teeth for up to ten years.

If you live in Austin, Texas, and you have concerns about preserving the health of your son or daughter’s back teeth, you should call 512-327-6947 to schedule a dental checkup with dental sealants at Barton Oaks Dental Group.