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Having a routine dental checkup administered twice a year by a dentist plays an important role in helping your son or daughter to maintain a healthy mouth. The process includes a professional dental cleaning as well as a comprehensive oral exam to detect early signs of cavities, gum disease and oral cancer.

If our dentist notices bacterial deposits embedded on the biting surfaces of their permanent molars and premolars she might recommend applying dental sealants. It is a special type of dental resin that Dr. Kisha Steele Mitchell carefully applies to the biting surfaces on each of their back teeth.

The dental sealants can often be applied at the end of their routine dental checkup to ensure that the tooth enamel is completely free of any residual bacterial matter. At that point they will be hardened with a special ultraviolet light which also creates a strong bond between the dental sealants and their natural tooth enamel.

Dental sealants have a reputation for being very durable, in many cases they can last for up to ten years and will not easily wear away from the simple acts of chewing and brushing.

If you live in the Huntersville, North Carolina, area and you are concerned about the health of your child’s permanent teeth, you should call 704-948-8494 to set up a dental checkup at Dentistry For Kids.