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Preventing cavities is very important for maintaining your basic oral function, as well as contributing to a high quality of life. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association recommends that you brush your teeth twice each day, floss at least once, and attend a routine dental checkup twice each year.

Should your dental exam reveal trapped bacterial deposits on the biting surface of your back teeth Dr. Sindhu Gundabathula might recommend applying dental sealants. They are made from a special type of dental resin that she carefully paints onto the occlusal surfaces of each molar and premolar.

Once they have been painted onto the biting surface and cured by a special ultraviolet light the dental sealants will fully bond with the tooth enamel. This will effectively create an invisible barrier that prevents bacterial deposits from direct access to the underlying tooth enamel.

This can help protect your back teeth from occlusal tooth decay for up to ten years.

If you live in the Chalfont, Pennsylvania, area and you are concerned about preserving the health of your molars and premolars, you should call 215-660-3636 to schedule a dental checkup at Chalfont Dentistry’s dental office.