Brushing and flossing are excellent ways to ensure that food debris and plaque don’t get stuck on your teeth. Unfortunately, these two methods may not always allow you to reach the hidden grooves of your teeth. An additional layer of protection is required for young children and teens highly susceptible to cavities. That’s where dental sealants come in.
Dental sealants are thin, plastic coverings that form a protective barrier over tooth enamel, thus keeping away cavity-causing bacteria and plaque. Tooth sealants are preferred for the back teeth, as these often have deep grooves where harmful material can hide.
Who Can Get Dental Sealants?
We recommend dental sealants for kids at our dental clinic as their teeth are highly prone to cavities. If your young one is anywhere between ages 5 and 14, you should start looking into tooth fissures. Sealants have a lifespan of up to 9 years. During this period, our dentist regularly checks to see whether there are signs of wear and tear. If yes, reapplication may be done.
Adults, too, can get dental sealants. However, you can only get dental sealants on healthy teeth that don’t have cavities or fillings.
Dental Sealants Treatment Process
The sealant application process is painless and straightforward and usually over within minutes. We thoroughly clean your teeth to remove all food debris and plaque signs. Next, the dentist roughens the surface of the teeth using an etching solution. Sealant material adheres better to rougher surfaces. Our dentist then rinses off the etching solution, dries the teeth, and applies the dental sealant material to each tooth surface.
The dental sealant material bonds directly to the tooth surface to keep away cavity-causing bacteria, plaque, and tartar.
Dental sealants are one form of preventive dentistry and a great way of protecting your teeth’ health. For best results, you must be conscientious about other types of preventive dentistry, including brushing your teeth as required and scheduling regular dental exams with your dentist.
Please don’t wait until it’s too late. Visit Toothopia Dental today to get dental sealants to keep those cavities at bay. You get only one set of permanent teeth, and the better you care for them, the higher your chances of keeping them for a lifetime.
We offer dental sealant treatment in Culver City, Beverly Hills, Palms, Cheviot Hill, Playa Vista, and nearby areas. So call us now for an appointment or visit us today for a consultation with our dentist.