Hard-To-Clean Molars Giving You Trouble?
Do you feel that no matter how well you care for your teeth you are always experiencing dental decay? Or do you worry that your children aren’t cleaning their teeth as well as they should be? Proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent decay from developing on your teeth. However, when your back molars have deep grooves, it doesn’t matter how stellar your oral hygiene is, decay and cavities can still creep in. We offer a popular treatment that can act as a barrier, protecting the teeth from harmful bacteria and acids. Read on to learn more.
What are Dental Sealants?
We have patients that visit our office and no matter how well they clean their teeth, bacteria always manages to settle in the back molars causing the need for treatment. We offer a treatment that can help protect the rear molars and help ward off pesky cavities. A dental sealant is a clear coating that is brushed on the back molars with particular attention to the deep grooves and lines on the biting surface. Completed in one appointment, with no discomfort, dental sealants effectively cover the biting surface and acts as a barrier protecting the enamel, or outer covering of a tooth, from harmful plaque and acids.
Who is Eligible for Sealants?
While dental sealants are primarily used in children and teens to protect their baby teeth and newly emerged adult teeth before decay can begin to develop, adults can also be eligible for treatment. Although not as common, dental sealants are a great option for adults who have never had a cavity or dental work on their back molars and are looking for an extra level of protection. When cared for properly, dental sealants can last for a number of years. We check the sealants during your routine hygiene examinations.
If you would like to consider sealants for yourself or your child, please feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to make sure you have the information you need to make the best choices for your dental health in Spotswood, NJ. We look forward to seeing you soon!