Seal Out Tooth Decay

Seal Out Tooth Decay

The surest way to keep your mouth and teeth healthy is to brush and floss twice a day for at least two minutes. "C'mon Everybody" by Eddie Cochran, "Eleanor Rigby" by the Beatles, and " I put a spell on you" by Nina Simone are great songs to listen and hum to that will keep you brushing for the entire two minutes.

Sometimes even with regular brushing and flossing you may still find yourself with a cavity. Especially in the areas of your mouth that are more difficult to reach and clean properly. Also, teeth with deep grooves and depression have a greter likelihood of developing decay because they are more difficult to clean thoroughly.

What is a dental sealant?

A dental sealant is a thing coating that is painted on teeth to seal and protect them from cavity causing bacteria and acids. A sealant can be placed on any vulnerable tooth grooves and pits and once placed a sealant can last in the mouth for many years. The effectiveness of protection may decline as the years progress but monitoring and maintenance during regular care visits will ensure they are intact and allow them to be touched up.

We have seen the benefit of sealants in patients of all ages at our practice. Children benefit from sealants because they can be applied to a tooth once it has erupted and protect it early on. Adults benefit from sealants becuse as we age our exposure to decay can increase for example; medicines taken alter our saliva and can over time effect the enamel (protective coating) on teeth leaving them more vulnerable to decay.

Dental sealants are quick and easy to apply, they are simply "painted on" and take moments to set and become effective. Sealants are a great low maintenance option that have proven results of protecting your teeth and keeping your mouth and body healthier.

Tooth decay and mouth pain is a regularly reported reason why both children and adults have missed school or work because it can interfere with sleep, concentration, and eating. We are advocates of preventative dentistry , and keeping our patients pain free.

Tooth decay and mouth pain is a regularly reported reason why both children and adults have missed school or work because it can interfere with sleep, concentration, and eating. We are advocates of preventative dentistry , and keeping our patients pain free.

We would love to answer your questions and talk to you more about the benefits of sealants. Call or email us today or ask us at your next visit.

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