Protect Decay-prone Teeth With Natural-looking Dental Sealants
Your premolars and molars have pits and grooves that are hard to clean despite your diligent brushing and flossing of your teeth. These “tricky spots” are perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, resulting in cavities and tooth decay.
One way you can protect your cavity-prone teeth is by using a dental sealant. A dental sealant fills up the grooves and pits in the posterior teeth to protect them from cavities. When you combine at-home oral hygiene with regular dental check-ups and dental sealants from Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry, cavities can be avoided.
What to expect from dental sealant treatment
A cavity sealant is a tough, resilient liquid BPA-free plastic applied to your decay-prone teeth to keep harmful bacteria away. Applying dental sealants is one of the most straightforward procedures in dentistry. First, the dentist cleans and dries out your teeth. A dental dam can be placed to prevent saliva from compromising the treated teeth.
Next, we apply dental ozone to disinfect your tooth. Then, a liquid gel is applied to improve the bond between the tooth and the sealant. We then apply the dental sealant on each tooth using a small brush, ensuring it reaches all the fissures and pits in your teeth. We accelerate the process of the sealant hardening by using a curing light.
That’s all it takes to treat your teeth with a dental sealant. While applying the sealant is a quick procedure, this treatment can protect your teeth for over five years. However, you may need a reapplication where necessary.
Are dental sealants only for children?
There is a common misconception that dental sealants are for children only. While cavities are common in children, they can affect patients of all ages. Like children, adults at risk of cavities can benefit from dental sealants. This protective coating for teeth can save you costly restorative procedures.
Benefits of dental sealants
Are dental sealants worth it? Dr. Tyler Wynne encourages patients to consider dental sealants because of their many perks, like:
- The procedure is quick and painless
- It’s cost-effective
- Dental sealants are natural-looking
- They eliminate the need for costly, invasive, and time-consuming dental treatments
- Sealants can help with sensitive teeth
If you struggle with tooth decay, you can benefit from dental sealants in Clemmons, NC. Please schedule an appointment with Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry; call us at (336) 793-0577 to learn about dental sealants and their benefits.