Tooth decay often occurs on the chewing surfaces of back teeth. These surfaces have pits and grooves that trap plaque, bacteria and bits of food. These areas are hard to keep clean because bristles cannot reach them and starts decay forming a cavity.
Our hygienists are able to help prevent cavities with SEALANTS which are a plastic material that is applied to a chewing surface of the back tooth. The material flows into the pits and grooves acting as a barrier, “sealing out” the plaque, food and bacteria.