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The molars and premolars in the back of your mouth play an important role in your overall oral function. The sharp contours of the tooth enamel on the biting surface helps these teeth to efficiently bite, chew, and grind the foods you consume.

Unfortunately, these deep pits and fissure on the occlusal surface can sometimes trap small food particles and bacterial deposits. If they are not cleaned away by you daily oral hygiene regimen, tese deposits could cause a large cavity to develop on the biting surface.

Fortunately, Dr. Sheldon Kupferman can help prevent this type of tooth decay by applying dental sealants. These are basically a durable resin that he can paint to the biting surface of your molars and premoars teeth at the end of your routine dental checkup.

Once they’ve been applied Dr. Sheldon Kupferman will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin creating a protective layer.

If bacterial deposits do become trapped on the biting surface, the dental sealants will keep bacteria from direct access to the tooth enamel. They are known for being very durable allowing the dental sealants to help to protect your teeth for up to a decade.

If you are in the Riverdale, New York area and you are concerned about cavity prevention on your molars and premolars, you should call 718-548-1148 to schedule a dental checkup at Riverdale Dental Arts.