Teeth sealants help prevent decay
Help seal your teeth against decay by talking to us about applying a sealant to your teeth.
A sealant is an acrylic-like material that is usually applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth – premolars and molars.
The plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth, and acts as a barrier to protect enamel from plaque and acids.
Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of the teeth.
However, toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect these vulnerable areas by ‘sealing out’ plaque and food.
Sealants are easy and painless to apply, and will last many years.
Although dental sealants are not a cure-all in preventing tooth decay, they are cost effective and helpful to patients – particularly children – in controlling decay.
If you have any questions about sealants, contact us
Sealants are proven to prevent tooth decay. Or goal is to help preserve your smile throughout your life, and sealants help make that possible.