We believe in doing whatever we can to prevent tooth decay. Dental sealants
offer major protection against cavities. Your teeth are covered with a sticky film of
bacteria called plaque. When you donít clean your teeth after eating this bacteria
converts sugar and starch into harmful acids that attack tooth enamel. Brushing
and flossing can help remove food but the bristles cannot reach all the way into the
depressions and grooves of the tooth.
Dental sealants is a plastic material applied to the non-restored surfaces of the
back teeth, premolars and permanent molars. The plastic material bonds into the grooves
and pits of the tooth acting as a barrier, protecting the enamel from plaque and
acids. At each dental visit we will check the condition of the sealants and reapply
if necessary. Sealants are just not for children, adults can benefit from sealants
as well. Some insurance companies cover dental sealants, they realize it is less
expensive to cover a sealant than to cover a restoration. Sealants put extra
prevention power in fighting tooth decay.
For more info, visit the ADA website