We all know brushing and flossing can reduce your risk of getting cavities and tooth decay, but those chewing surfaces are a bit trickier to keep clean. One of the best ways to protect yourself from those concerns is by getting dental sealants at Burlington Dental Health. If you take good care of them, they can provide you with many years of protection.
Sealants are thin, protective coatings placed on the back molars. They’re made of plastic and other dental materials. They prevent food and bacteria from getting stuck in the deep grooves of your teeth that are harder to keep clean. Sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of patients getting decay in their molars by 80%.
Although sealants are mainly used in pediatric dentistry, both adults and children can benefit from them. The earlier they get them, the better! Below are some of the many advantages you’ll notice.
The dental sealant application is quick and painless. Before we actually place them, we’ll thoroughly clean and dry your tooth. An acidic gel we apply toughens the tooth’s surface to form a strong bond between the tooth and the sealant. After that, we’ll rinse and dry the tooth again before applying the sealant.
When you want to protect your teeth from decay and other oral problems, we encourage you to try dental sealants! At Burlington Dental Health, we’re happy to give our patients peace of mind knowing they’re preventing bigger issues from occurring. Give our office a call today if you have any questions or when you’re ready to schedule an appointment.