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Cavity prevention is important for maintaining healthy teeth and good oral function. Some individuals have textured areas in their tooth enamel, that can trap bacterial residue, promoting tooth decay. One area that can be particularly at risk of this, is the deep textures on the biting surfaces of the molar and premolars in the back of your mouth.

Fortunately, these occlusal surfaces can be protected by having dental sealants applied at Dr. Indra Quagliata‘s Rochester, New York clinic. They are a durable plastic-resin that Dr. Indra Quagliata carefully paints onto the biting surface of your molars and premolars.

Once they’ve been applied she will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin and bond the sealants to the tooth enamel. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck in the deep textures, the sealants will prevent bacteria from direct access to the healthy tooth enamel underneath.

Dental sealants can be applied immediately after your regular dental exams so Dr. Indra Quagliata is assured that the tooth enamel is completely clean of bacterial matter. You can expect dental sealants can last up to two years and won’t be worn away by brushing your teeth.

If you live in the Rochester, New York area and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your back teeth, you should call 585-475-0140 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants at Dr. Indra Quagliata’s clinic.