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Here at Clear Lake Dental, we understand that parents are passionate about preserving the health of their child’s mouth. Every routine dental checkup is designed to address every aspect of maintaining their good oral health through a dental cleaning and oral examination.

If Dr. James Kinsel finds a concern at any step along the way, he will offer possible treatment or prevention options.

One very effective method of preventing cavities on the molars and premolars is to have your dentist apply dental sealants to the biting surfaces. This creates an impervious barrier along the biting surfaces of the teeth. Even if plaque and food particles do become trapped in the deeply textured areas, they will still be denied direct access to the healthy tooth enamel.

The sealants are made from a special dental resin that is designed to be durable enough to resist wear from biting, chewing and regular tooth brushing. By maintaining good oral hygiene, you can expect them to protect the biting surface of your child’s molars and premolars for many years. Regular brushing won’t damage the sealants, so you should freely brush the biting surfaces.

If you live in the Clearlake, California, area and you’re concerned about the long-term health of your back teeth, you should call 707-994-9414 to schedule an appointment at Clear Lake Dental.