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Tooth decay can present any number of serious problems for the health of your mouth. Without timely, professional care, the cavity will continue to spread, compromising more and more of the tooth. In time, it could even lead to total tooth loss or a dangerous infection in the gums.

The permanent molars and premolars in the back of your mouth are at an especially high risk. The deep textures and grooves in the tooth enamel of the biting surfaces can actively trap food particles and plaque. The deep areas can sometimes be hard to clean by brushing your teeth. This could promote the formation of large cavities.

One effective way to prevent this from happening is to have dental sealants applied to the biting surfaces of these teeth at Foreversmile Dentistry.

These are basically durable, plastic, resin shells that Dr. Marilyn Amaral paints onto the biting surfaces of your molars and premolars. Then, she will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the resin, creating a barrier between any bacterial-rich matter and the healthy tooth enamel.

We often recommend having dental sealants applied immediately following your regular dental checkup. This way we know the enamel is thoroughly cleaned and prepared. Once the sealants have hardened in place they will be very durable. Even with brushing twice a day they should last for many years.

If you live in the Miami, Florida, area and you are concerned about preserving the health of your teeth, you should call 305-274-0425 to schedule a dental checkup and cleaning with Dr. Marilyn Amaral.