While brushing and flossing are the most common way to prevent cavities, there are some cases in which these practices just aren’t enough. The ridges and curves of your teeth, especially your molars, make it very easy for food and bacteria to get stuck, causing eventual tooth decay and other problems.
To further protect your teeth beyond the typical dental routine, we may recommend sealants. A sealant is a thin layer of coating that is painted over your back molars. Sealants can help reduce your chance of both tooth decay and cavity formation by filling the crevices of your back molars so that food cannot get in. They are an excellent form of preventative dentistry and can save you lots of time, money, and discomfort in the long run.
Sealants are very simple; they just act as a cover by blocking out food particles and bacteria from nestling into the ridges of your teeth. Both children and adults can benefit from the use of sealants. They are easy and painless to apply and can last up to ten years.
If you think that sealants may be right for you or your child to prevent future cavities and tooth decay, give us a call and learn more today.