When bacteria from food particles collects – typically from insufficient brushing and flossing – it forms a sticky film called plaque. Plaque eventually corrodes the layers of tooth enamel that protects the inner canals of your teeth.
Dental sealants are used to create a barrier between your tooth enamel and harmful bacteria in your mouth. Made from a tooth-colored acrylic coating, which is painted onto the surface of your teeth, it’s a simple procedure that’s very effective in sealing the depressions and deep grooves in your molars.
Getting dental sealants takes just a few minutes and is totally painless! The material is very durable under the force of normal chewing and will last up to several years before another coat needs to be applied.
Here are the main benefits of dental sealants:
We offer several preventative measures for keeping your teeth healthy and cavity-free, including regular oral exams, periodontal care, and dental sealants! Want to learn more about dental sealants and how they can protect your smile? Contact us today to schedule an appointment.