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It’s common for the biting surfaces of your child’s back teeth to be deeply textured with deep pits and fissures. Residual food particles and plaque can often become trapped in these areas and encourage the formation of large areas of tooth decay.

This often requires Dr. Duane C. Clouse to repair the large cavities with large fillings. To help prevent this problem, Dr. Duane C. Clouse will often recommend applying dental sealants to the biting surface of your child’s back teeth.

Dental sealants are essentially just a durable plastic-resin that Dr. Duane C. Clouse carefully paints onto the biting surface of your son or daughter’s molars and premolars. This forms a protective barrier keeping bacteria in the stuck on plaque and food particles from direct access to the tooth enamel of the biting surface. A special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin.

Dr. Duane C. Clouse can often apply the sealants right after your son or daughter’s regular dental checkup. The dental sealants are very durable and can help to protect the biting surface for two years or more.

If you have any questions about dental sealants for your son or daughter, you should call Dr. Duane C. Clouse at 520-316-6111 to schedule an appointment.