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As your child’s primary teeth are gradually replaced by their permanent teeth, it is relatively common for the tooth enamel on their back teeth to have strong textures in the tooth enamel. This is beneficial for chewing and grinding tough foods. At the same time, these areas can also trap bacterial plaque and food residue.

If their twice-daily brushing fails to fully clean these areas, it can lead to the formation of very large cavities. The fillings required to repair the teeth can prove problematic later in their life.

One easy way to prevent this from befalling your child is to have dental sealants applied at Team Dental at River Oaks and Burke. This ensures that the tooth enamel is completely free of food and bacterial residue.

It’s preferable to have the dental sealants applied after your child’s routine dental checkup and cleaning. This ensures that the enamel on the biting surface is completely clean. The durable resin can last for many years and will not be worn away by their twice-daily brushing.

If you live in the Burke, Virginia, area and you’re concerned about preserving the health of your child’s back teeth, you should call 703-801-6166 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants with Dr. Michael King.