An Easy Way To Protect Your Teeth
Do you find that food is constantly stuck in the grooves of your back teeth? If you answered yes, or you are noticing this happening in your child’s teeth, you may soon be experiencing dental decay. Any food that remains on the surface of the teeth can lead to bacteria and acid eating away at the tooth enamel. You may be wondering, what can be done to eliminate this problem. Lucky for you and your family, we offer a treatment that is designed to help prevent cavities from developing in the grooves of the rear molars. Read on to learn more.
What are Dental Sealants?
Do you dread visiting the dentist due to the fear of learning that you or a family member has cavities? This is a valid concern, especially if you have deep grooves in your molars, but we have a solution to help. Dental sealants may be the answer you are looking for. A dental sealant is a clear, plastic coating that is brushed on the rear molars, protecting the deep grooves and lines found on the biting surface. These sealants fill in the deep grooves and act like a shield against decay. Dental sealants can last for many years and can be redone or repaired if needed.
Who is Eligible for Sealants?
Dental sealants are typically used on children to protect their baby teeth. They are also commonly used again immediately following the emergence of the permanent rear molars. Children do extremely well during treatment since it only takes a few minutes and is not uncomfortable. Sealants can be used on adult patients who have not experienced previous decay and wish to further protect their molars.
If you would like to consider sealants for yourself or your child, please feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to make sure you have the information you need to make the best choices for your dental health in Spring Hill, FL. We look forward to seeing you soon!