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The grooves in surfaces of the molars and premolars help with chewing and grinding food. Sometimes these areas can be difficult to clean by simply brushing your teeth twice each day. If plaque and bacterial deposits start to collect in those areas, it can start to foster the formation of cavities.

Your routine dental checkups at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are designed to catch any early signs of a dental health problem. Should Dr. Indra Quagliata notice trapped bacterial deposits she might recommend using dental sealants to preserve the health of your back teeth. This can usually be done at the end of the appointment to ensure that the tooth enamel is completely free of any latent bacterial deposits. After applying the sealants to your teeth, the doctor will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and bond them to the teeth. This can help to preserve the teeth for up to a decade.

If you live in the Rochester, New York, area and you are interested in preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 585-475-0140 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at IQ Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.