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Growing up comes with a lot of complex changes to your child’s body. Among them is the gradual loss of their baby teeth to accommodate the set of 32 permanent teeth that will need to serve them for the rest of their lives.

Many times the permanent molars and premolars in the back of the mouth emerge with deep textures on the tooth enamel biting surface. This makes them more efficient at chewing and grinding. Unfortunately, the deeper recesses can sometimes collect food particles and bacterial deposits.

If the areas aren’t easily cleaned by their daily brushing, large cavities could form in the deep recesses of the tooth enamel.

If Dr. Gloria Pipkin notices a problem like this during your child’s dental checkup, he might recommend protecting their molars and premolars with dental sealants.

This is a durable dental resin material that Dr. Gloria Pipkin paints onto the biting surface of each back tooth. Then he use a special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin which will effectively cement it to the tooth enamel.

Even if plaque and food particles accumulate in the tooth enamel textures, the dental sealants bacteria from direct exposure with the healthy tooth.

Dental sealants are very durable and can help to protect the biting surface of back teeth for up to a decade. You should encourage your son or daughter to brush the biting surface of teeth with dental sealants. The resin material is very durable and won’t wear away from simple routine brushing.

If you live in the Moncks Corner, South Carolina, area and you are concerned about maintaining your child’s teeth, you should call 843-899-5911 to schedule a dental checkup with dental sealants at Carolina Avenue Dental Care.