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Dr. Troy Hardy and the oral care specialists at his Lehi, Utah dental clinic advocate good oral hygiene and cavity prevention measures for all kids. While your child’s daily oral hygiene regimen and regular attendance of a twice-annual dental exam are critical elements, there are other measures worth considering.

For example, you might want to also consider having dental sealants applied to your child’s back teeth. Many people have deep pits and fissures on the biting surface of their molars and premolars. If Dr. Troy Hardy notices plaque or food matter trapped in these hard to clean areas, he can clean them away with his professional tools and techniques. Then dental resin can be applied to the surface of each tooth.

Once it has been cured by a special ultraviolet light, the dental sealants will create an invisible barrier preventing bacteria from direct contact with the healthy tooth enamel underneath. Once the sealants have hardened in place they will be very durable. Even with your child brushing his or her teeth twice a day they should last for up to two years.

If you live in Lehi, Utah and you have concerns about preserving the health of your child’s molars and premolars, you should call 801-331-8449 to schedule a dental exam and dental sealants with Dr. Troy Hardy.