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Dental Sealants as an Extra Precaution

Dental Sealants as an Extra Precaution

Jun 18, 2017

Dental sealants are an excellent way to further protect your molars and premolar teeth against decay and cavities. These consist of plastic coatings applied by your dentist for protection. Dr. Wilford Samson and our dental associates in Enfield, Connecticut, strive to provide the best preventative care and treatments for your teeth.

Very small grooves in the teeth are susceptible to buildup of foods or bacteria, which attacks your teeth’s enamel. This can result in cavities or other infections. Dental sealants placed on your teeth allow for a smooth layer of protection. They’re typically made in a clear or white shade or just have a slight tint to blend into the natural tooth.

The simple procedure consists of your tooth being cleaned by your dentist with paste and a rotating brush. After being rinsed and dried, an acidic solution is applied to create a rough surface for the sealant to attach, the rough edges microscopic. After the tooth dries, liquid dental sealant is applied and hardened with a special light to create a finished, plastic varnish coat on the tooth.

With the protective properties of a dental sealant, you can go about your daily routine knowing you have an extra layer of protection on your teeth. If taken care of properly, your dental sealants can last for years to come. Give Enfield Family Dental a call at 860-749-2225 today to schedule an appointment for sealants or a consultation to see if you qualify for them.

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