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Preserving the health of the premolars and molars in the back of your mouth is very important. These large teeth often have deep textures in the tooth enamel of their biting surface. This helps them to work together to chew and grind the tough foods you eat.

If food material and bacterial deposits become trapped in these deep contours of the biting surfaces they can be hard to clean from daily brushing alone. As time goes on this could significantly increase your chances of suffering large cavities on these very important back teeth.

One easy way to prevent this from happening is to have Dr. Jason Nicoletti apply dental sealants to the biting surfaces of your premolars and molars. These are a durable plastic resin that Dr. Jason Nicoletti carefully paints onto the teeth in the back of your mouth.

Once they’ve been applied, Dr. Jason Nicoletti will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin and bond the sealants to the tooth enamel. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck in the deep textures, the sealants will prevent bacteria from direct access to the healthy tooth enamel underneath.

Dental sealants can be applied immediately after your regular dental exams so Dr. Jason Nicoletti is assured that the tooth enamel is completely cleaning of bacterial matter. They can help prevent cavities for up to ten years.

If you live in the Poughkeepsie, New York, area and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your back teeth, you should call 845.452.8410 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants at Nicoletti Dental Group.