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What Are Sealants and Why Are They Essential?

Posted on 1/2/2024 by Beautiful Smiles Office
Image of a woman smiling, at Beautiful Smiles. Dental sealants are slender coatings put on the chewing parts of the back teeth. They protect the molars and premolars, aiming to prevent dental caries. They also help to stop acid harm to the tooth enamel. The sealant acts like a protective shell, guarding the enamel and lowering the chance of getting cavities. Here are the benefits of sealants:

Prevent Dental Cavities

Sealants protect molars from cavities by adding a tooth-colored plastic coating on top. This extra layer acts as a barrier, making it hard for bacteria to stick to the tooth. This significantly lowers the risk of cavities, keeping your mouth healthier.

Decrease Deep Grooves

Molars have tricky grooves on the top that are hard to clean with a toothbrush. These deep spots can gather plaque and food bits, creating a perfect place for bacteria to grow. The buildup can cause tooth decay over time. Dental sealants act like a shield, filling in these grooves and stopping decay in these vulnerable areas.

They Are Durable

Putting sealants on teeth during childhood protects them for a long time, especially when cavities are more likely to occur. If you take good care of them, sealants can last for many years. But, it is important not to bite on hard things and to keep up with good oral hygiene to make them last even longer. When you visit our dentist regularly, they will check the sealants and might suggest putting on new ones or fixing them if necessary. This keeps them working well to prevent cavities.

Appropriate for All Ages

Children are usually the main recipients of sealants. However, sealants can benefit everyone, no matter how old you are. Even adults have tiny grooves in their permanent teeth that need protection from bacteria. Sealants can cover these areas, giving an extra shield against decay-causing bacteria, regardless of age.

Our dentists can evaluate your teeth to determine if you are a candidate for dental sealants. Contact our offices today.
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