Dental Sealants: Your Teeth’s Invisible Guardian
Do you have a child at home who is still learning how to brush their teeth? Are you an adult who is prone to developing tooth decay and cavities? If so, you could both benefit from dental sealants.
For this treatment, we will apply a clear, thin layer of material to the teeth in order to protect them from plaque and bacteria. Typically, we only need to use them on the back teeth. They only take minutes to apply and can last for many years with the proper oral hygiene. If you think you or someone in your family could benefit from getting dental sealants, then contact our office today for an appointment.
DENTAL SEALANT IN PLACE
The picture above shows a tooth treated with a sealant and it shows how the sealant eliminates the deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to keep clean with even very good tooth-brushing efforts. Research shows that even with proper tooth-brushing techniques, 80% of the decay that individuals will get over their lifetime will begin in the deep grooves and fissures of their back teeth. Our diet of refined sugars and complex carbohydrates makes it difficult to go your entire lifetime without having to deal with some tooth decay at some point. Eliminating the deep grooves and fissures in the back teeth gives added protection against this potential tooth decay.