Why Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are a type of plastic material that is usually applied to the surface of the back teeth. They can be applied to children’s teeth or adult teeth. The sealants goal is to act as a barrier to cavities.
Dental sealants are good to get because our toothbrush bristles don’t always get into the deep grooves of our teeth, thus leaving behind particles of food and plaque. The food particles and plaque can cause decay, thus forming cavities. The sealants will protect these areas by sealing out the food and plaque.
Dental sealants are very easy for your dentist to apply. They can last for several years before you would need to have them reapplied to your teeth.
Ask your dentist today if sealants are a good choice for you.