Dental Sealants – Long Term Protection
The back teeth have deep grooves on the chewing surfaces. These groves can be so deep and narrow that it is impossible to clean deep enough with a toothbrush. If bacteria and food remain on your teeth and form acids, the tooth enamel will break down and cause a cavity. A dental sealant is a thin resin film bonded to the chewing surfaces of teeth. Sealants keep food and bacteria out… preventing decay.
How effective are sealants?
They are extremely effective and long-lasting if applied properly. For this reason, our dentists participate in the placement of sealants, making sure teeth are sealed as well as possible. Sealants can wear down over the years, so they are checked at each visit to make sure your teeth are protected. Another benefit of professional examinations and cleanings!