Daily brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities, but often is is the teeth with the deepest grooves that are most difficult to keep clean. In addition to developing deep grooves on the chewing surface, molars are difficult to clean because of their position in the back of the mouth. The chewing surface of molars are uneven and rough- the perfect place for food to collect and avoid the bristles of a toothbrush. Also known as pit-and-fissure sealants, this treatment option helps to seal the deep grooves of teach which are difficult to clean with a toothbrush.
Dr. Glazer recommends the use of sealants to prevent the development of cavities on the chewing surfaces of molar teeth.
An additional line of defense, sealants are a quick, non-invasive, and pain free treatment option for children. Call 214-774-9906 to see if your child is a candidate for sealants or click here to request an appointment.