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Helping your son or daughter maintain strong teeth and a healthy mouth encompasses many important factors. This includes making sure they brush their teeth each morning and night, as well as flossing between their teeth and along the gumline at least once each day. Furthermore, your routine dental checkups at Central Oregon Dental Center’s clinic are also important for the prevention of oral health problems.

Some children have permanent molars and premolars with deep textures in the tooth enamel for the biting surface. These hard to clean recesses could potentially harbor bacterial deposits and tooth enamel that could promote latent cavities.

Should twice annual dental exam with Dr. Michael Hall reveal a problem like this, he might recommend clearing away the trapped deposits before applying dental sealants.

This is a special type of dental resin that creates a durable barrier along the biting surface of each molar and premolar. Should plaque and food residue become trapped in the textures of the tooth enamel, in the future oral bacterial will not have direct access to the tooth enamel.

Dental sealants are designed to be durable enough to resist wear from chewing and daily brushing. So, be sure to remind your son or daughter to continue to brush all the surfaces of their back teeth.

If you live in the Bend, Oregon, area and you are concerned about the health of your child’s permanent teeth, you should call 541-389-0300 to schedule a dental checkup at Central Oregon Dental Center’s clinic.