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Efficient oral function typically relies on the premolars and molars in the back of your mouth to chew and grind food before swallowing. To aid in this effort the biting surfaces of these teeth often have deep textures in the tooth enamel. These areas can gradually start to trap food residue and plaque deposits which could foster large cavities.

To prevent this from happening Dr. Letitia M. Williams can apply dental sealants to your molars and premolars. This simple treatment can often be performed at the end of your dental checkup to ensure that the tooth enamel is completely free of bacterial deposits.

Once Dr. Letitia M. Williams applies the dental sealants to the biting surface she will harden it with a special ultraviolet light. This will ensure a strong bond between the dental sealants and the healthy, underlying tooth enamel.

The dental sealants are made from a special dental resin that is known to be very durable. They typically can last for up to a decade and will not be worn away by daily brushing.

If you live in the Union Springs, Alabama, area and you’re concerned about cavity prevention on your premolars and molars you should call 334.738.3111 to set up a dental exam with dental sealants at Letitia M. Williams, DDS, LLC.