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Cavity prevention is so important to maintain healthy teeth. Some individuals have textured areas in their tooth enamel that can trap bacterial residue, promoting tooth decay. Areas that are common risks are the deep textures on the biting surfaces of your molars.

Fortunately, these surfaces can be protected by having dental sealants applied at Dr. Shannon De Vera‘s Humble, Texas clinic. They are a durable plastic-resin that Dr. Shannon De Vera carefully paints onto the surfaces of the molars, providing an extra coating that seals your teeth from cavities in these areas.

Once the coating has been applied, Dr. Shannon De Vera will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin and adhere the sealants to the tooth enamel. Even if plaque and food particles get lodged in the deep textures, the sealants will prevent bacteria from direct admission to the healthy tooth enamel underneath.

Dental sealants can be applied immediately after your regular dental exam so Dr. Shannon De Vera is guaranteed that the tooth enamel is completely clean of bacterial matter. You can anticipate that dental sealants will last up to two years and won’t be worn away by brushing your teeth.

If you live in the Humble, Texas area and you are concerned about preventing cavities on your back teeth, don’t hesitate to call 713-697-6453 to book a checkup with dental sealants at Dr. Shannon De Vera’s clinic.