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Many people have their adult molars and premolars come in with deep pits, fissures and contours on the biting surfaces. These areas can often be hard to keep clean. If plaque and residual food particles get trapped deep down in these areas, it will promote the formation or rather large cavities. To repair the area Dr. Kevin J. Reece might need to use large fillings which could cause complications further on down the road.

If Dr. Kevin J. Reece notices deep pits or stuck on plaque and food particles on the biting surface of your back teeth he might recommend having dental sealants applied to prevent future tooth decay issues.

Dental sealants a durable plastic-resin that he paints onto the biting surface of your molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck on the biting surface, the dental sealants will keep them from direct access to the tooth enamel.

The dental sealants can be applied immediately following regular dental checkup. They are very durable and can help to protect the biting surface for two years or more.

If you have any questions about dental sealants, you should call Dr. Kevin J. Reece’s office in Payson, Utah at 801-465-4474 to schedule an appointment.