Did you know the pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for decay to flourish? Even the diligent individual that is brushes regularly sometimes misses some of these areas on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. Dental sealants can help!
Hence, we have dental sealants, which is a thin coating that is applied to the surface of your teeth and helps prevent the development of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of your teeth.
Sealants have been around for a long time but did not become commonly used until the. Today, sealants are very popular and effective especially with young children are ideal candidates for preventative measures like sealants because in many cases, decay has not set in. Even on teeth where decay is present, sealants have been shown to fight additional damage.
After the tooth. Is cleaned, sealants are applied. The procedure is followed by “etching” the tooth with an abrasive substance, which allows the sealant to better adhere. After the sealant is applied, a warm light source is directed to the site to promote faster drying. Sealants usually need re-application every five to 10 years.
If you have any questions, please call us at our Orange Family Dental office and speak to one of our team members today.