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Cavities can cause sensitivity and general discomfort in a tooth. Without professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Dwight Price the tooth decay could cause a toothache and potentially lead to the total loss of the tooth.

It’s worth noting that the biting surfaces of the large premolars and molars in the back of your mouth often have deep textures in the biting surfaces of the tooth enamel. While these areas help to grind, and break food down while eating, they can also invite food residue and plaque.

As the bacterial deposits continue to accumulate in the hard to brush areas, it can significantly increase your chances of suffering large cavities.

To help prevent these from happening Dr. Dwight Price might recommend applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of each of your back teeth. They are a durable plastic resin that Dr. Dwight Price carefully paints onto the teeth in the back of your mouth.

Once this is done, Dr. Dwight Price 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 for up to a decade.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your back teeth, you should call 281-493-1550 to schedule a checkup with dental sealants at Price Dental Associates.