The best way to regularly maintain your oral health is to brush and floss your teeth regularly. However, there are instances where this may not be enough. This applies particularly to the molars in the back of your mouth, where you chew your food. The best way to protect these valuable teeth is to get a dental sealant put on them. Dental sealants, along with regular brushing and flossing, will help to keep your teeth as clean and healthy as possible.
Dental sealants are an effective option to use to protect your teeth and prevent initial or further damage to them. The sealants are thin, protective coatings that you won’t even notice once they are in place on your teeth. They are made up of plastics or other dental-safe materials and are affixed to the surface of your teeth. Once in place, they can stop even the earliest stages of decay and will prevent any decay that began from worsening into a painful cavity.
Dental sealants have been proven to reduce the risk of tooth decay in adults and children by up to 80 percent when properly applied to the molars of patients.
Anyone that wants to avoid painful cavities in the teeth they primarily use for chewing their food should have dental sealants put on their molars as soon as possible. That is because the dental sealant will be applied directly to your teeth and will protect them from harmful bacteria and food particles.
Bacteria and food particles would normally combine and result in harmful, tooth-decaying acids that cause holes in your teeth. These holes, what we know as cavities, can be very painful if not prevented or treated. Once the dental sealant is applied to your teeth, it prevents food particles and bacteria from causing damage to your molars.
Our professionals at ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL can assure you that having a dental sealant applied is a quick, painless process.
If you would like to learn more about dental sealants or would like to schedule an appointment in ENFIELD, CT to have sealants applied to your teeth, contact our office at ENFIELD FAMILY DENTAL. We will be more than happy to examine your teeth and help you take the right precautions to ensure a happy, healthy smile.