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The molars in the back of your mouth are characteristically used to do a substantial amount of chewing and grinding the foods you eat. Some people have especially cavernous textures on the biting surfaces of these teeth. For these individuals, some food residue and bacterial plaque can become ensnared in these spaces despite their best brushing exertions.

Without some form of prevention or mitigation, this area could foster large cavities. To prevent this possibility, Dr. Troy Walton might commend having dental sealants applied to the biting surfaces of these molars.

Here’s how the process will go: Dr. Troy Walton will carefully brush a dental-grade resin onto the chewing surfaces of your molars. Then, he will use a distinct ultraviolet light to cure and harden the sealants onto your teeth.

These dental sealants have the power to protect your molars’ tooth enamel for many years. Of course, even with this added protection, you will still need to brush and floss your back teeth, as only the chewing surfaces of the molars are protected.

If you are inProvidence, Utah, area and are worried about the health of your molars and premolars, simply call 435-571-0288 to schedule a dental exam with Dr. Troy Walton.