Sealed For Protection
Cavities are an all too common dental problem that can creep up on you without notice — no matter how well you take care of your teeth. One of the best ways we can help you avoid this type of tooth decay is by sealing your teeth so that they are protected from harmful bacteria.
Dental sealants are a thin coating of material that is painted on to your molars to prevent cavities from forming. These back teeth, with their grooves and pits, tend to trap food debris that bacteria feed on, resulting in tiny holes in the enamel. The sealant acts as a barrier to bacteria and can protect your teeth for up to 10 years.
This preventative treatment is highly recommend for several reasons:
- Reducing risk of cavities: Sealants can stop cavities from forming by up to 86% according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
- Prevention: Bacteria, plaque and food debris are prevented from sticking to your teeth, which is the reason cavities form.
- Unnoticeable: You won’t even realize you have sealants on your teeth, but you will notice that you won’t have to worry about cavities for years to come. They don’t interfere with how you chew, or the look of your teeth, either.
- Time saver: The treatment is quick and painless, and will help you avoid needing to have fillings.
Just because you have sealants, however, doesn’t mean you don’t have to brush and floss every day. It’s important to keep up with your regular dental hygiene routine and get a professional cleaning and exam every six months.
At Today’s Dental Comfort, we help our patients in Burton, MI achieve the best dental health possible, and that starts with preventing tooth decay and other dental problems. If you have questions or would like more information on our dental services please contact our office today.