Sealants… What are they really worth?
Everybody knows that brushing and flossing is the best way to keep their teeth clean and cavity free, but how well are you cleaning those tiny pits and fissures that are on the chewing surfaces of our teeth?
Often times food and cavity-causing bacteria get caught in these hard to clean surfaces that are difficult, and sometimes even impossible to clean thoroughly, and cause cavities.
So what can be done to help make it easier for you to make sure these areas are staying clean and cavity free?
- Sealants are a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and help to prevent food and bacteria from getting caught in the deep pits and grooves, making it easier for you to clean, and harder for those cavities to form.
- Sealants are recommended for people of all ages to help prevent cavities and have been shown to reduce the incidence of decay on permanent molars by 80%.
- Sealants are applied in a quick and painless process that can often time be done at your regular dental checkup appointments and can last for several years.
Ask us about sealants at your next checkup to help keep a healthy and cavity-free smile!