Our teeth have pits and grooves that allow food to be left behind after eating and sometimes even after brushing. These remnants of food can lead to bacteria growth followed by tooth decay. Visiting the dentist regularly is important to stop this growth.
Dental Sealants, or teeth sealants, can help with this problem. Sealants are a special material applied in thin coats. It is placed on the chewing surfaces and protects those pits and grooves against bacteria growth and tooth decay.
The Dental Sealant Procedure
Teeth sealants only take a few minutes to apply. First, the teeth will be cleaned completely. Next, the dentist will apply the sealant to the chewing surfaces. The sealant is then dried with a high intensity light. This procedure is painless and will provide protection to the pits and grooves in your teeth for five to ten years.
Candidates for Dental Sealants
Dental sealants can protect teeth of any age, even baby teeth. However, this procedure is typically recommended to younger patients because their teeth and pits are still developing.
For more information or to set up an appointment please call our office. This quick and painless step for your teeth is definitely worth the time for the years of protection it offers.