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Many people have deep textures, pits, and fissures on the biting surfaces of their back teeth. This is an evolutionary adaptation designed to make the teeth more efficient at processing the foods you eat. Unfortunately, these areas can also passively trap food residue and bacteria, which increases your chances of suffering tooth decay.

One effective way to prevent this from happening is to have dental sealants applied to the biting surfaces of these teeth after your routine dental exam at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC.

These are basically durable, plastic, resin shells Dr. Christopher M. Spelman carefully paints onto the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars. Then, he will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin, creating a barrier between any bacterial-rich matter and the healthy tooth enamel.

Having the sealants applied after your dental cleaning and exam ensures that the enamel area is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Once the sealants have hardened in place, they will be very durable. Even with brushing them twice a day, they should last for many years.

If you live in the Hopewell, New Jersey, area and you are concerned about preserving the health of your teeth, you should call 609-466-1332 to schedule a dental exam with sealants at Orlando Family Dentistry, LLC.