Brushing and flossing cleans the majority of their front teeth’ surfaces. Getting to the nooks in the back molars and premolars, on the other hand, is practically impossible for small, inexperienced hands. Those small crevices in your children’s teeth are important for trapping food and bacteria, which can lead to cavities.
What Are Sealants?
Sealants are a non-invasive, preventive tooth decay therapy that protects teeth and maintains them healthy as they age and strengthen, and we can include them in your child’s dental plan. Dental sealants are resin-based coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. It is painted on the teeth and seals the nooks and crevices to keep food and other plaque-producing materials from creating cavities.
The technique for putting sealants at Sandwich Dental Associates is straightforward, painless, and only requires one visit. First, the decay on your teeth will be removed, followed by a thorough cleaning and drying. Second, the chewed surface is painted with the sealing substance. It will adhere to the tooth on its own, but a special light may be utilized to speed up the process and aid in the hardening of the sealant in a couple of minutes.
The team at Sandwich Dental Associates is happy to answer any of your questions about fillings. Call 508.888.4400 to learn more or to set up an appointment.