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Preserving the health of your child’s teeth has always been important to you and Dr. Clark Romney. This is of even greater importance as their primary teeth give way to the permanent set that will need to serve them throughout adulthood.

Many times, the permanent premolars molars and premolars in the back of the mouth develop with pits and fissures on the tooth enamel of the biting surfaces. These are not aberrations in the tooth. These severe textures help these teeth chew and grind tough foods efficiently.

Yet there are times when these deep textures can trap food material and bacterial deposits. When this occurs, their chances of suffering significant tooth decay problems, rise dramatically.

To prevent this from happening, Dr. Clark Romney might recommend applying dental sealants to your child’s permanent molars and premolars. This can often be done immediately following their regular dental checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is fully cleaned and healthy.

The dental sealants are essentially a special dental resin material that Dr. Clark Romney carefully applies the biting surface of each molar and premolar. Once it has been cured by a special ultraviolet light, the dental sealants will form an invisible barrier preventing bacteria from direct access to the tooth enamel.

If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and you’re interested in protecting your child’s back teeth, you should call 801.960.7913 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at Romney Pediatric Dental.