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The premolars and molars in the back of your mouth are designed to chew and grind the foods you eat. These are the largest teeth in your mouth. If one or two of your teeth are compromised by tooth decay, it can significantly impair the function of your mouth.

One way to prevent cavities from forming on the contoured biting surfaces of these teeth is to have your dentist, Dr. Leo Eliezer, apply dental sealants.

Dental sealants in Alpharetta, Georgia, are basically durable, plastic, resin shells that your dentist paints onto the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light is then used to harden the resin, creating a barrier between any stuck-on plaque and food particles and the healthy tooth enamel.

Your dentist often recommends having dental sealants applied immediately following your regular dental checkup. This way he knows the enamel area is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Once the sealants have hardened in place, they will be very durable. Even with brushing twice a day, they should last for many years.

If you have all of your permanent teeth and you’re concerned about cavities, you should call Jones Bridge Dental Care at 678-813-1634 to ask about dental sealants.