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The teeth in the back of your mouth are primarily used to chew and grind food before swallowing. The premolars that reside between your front teeth and your rear molars also help bite off tough and hard foods.

Mother nature has equipped these teeth with fissures, and textures on the biting surfaces to make them more efficient for their appointed role. However, these areas can sometimes prove difficult to clean by brushing your teeth. If bacterial deposits start to collect in the deep recesses of the biting surface, it can lead to the development of large cavities.

Dr. Jade Moellendorf might be able to prevent this from happening and preserve the health of your back teeth by applying dental sealants to the biting surfaces of each back tooth. Oftentimes he can do this at the end of your routine dental checkup to ensure the tooth enamel is completely free of any latent bacterial deposits.

Once the dental sealants have been applied, Dr. Jade Moellendorf will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the dental sealants and secure them onto the biting surface. This will prevent bacteria from direct access to the underlying tooth enamel for up to ten years.

If you live in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area and you are interested in preserving the health of your back teeth, you should call 855-438-4764 to schedule a checkup and dental sealants at iSmile.