Your teeth and your children’s teeth are precious things that you need to take great care of. As adult teeth come in, they are the only teeth you will have for the rest of your life. Taking an extra precaution to ensure that they remain healthy is simpler than you might expect. Keep reading to learn how you can protect your entire family’s teeth without any extra effort on your part.
Dental sealants are a simple method of protecting your teeth from cavities and decay. Sealants work by creating a barrier between your teeth and harmful bacteria that live inside your mouth. The back teeth, or molars, are challenging to clean and keep clean. They have deep grooves and pits where food particles easily get trapped and are difficult to remove. Dental sealants were designed specifically for these teeth to “seal out” harmful materials so that they do not damage the molars.
Flossing daily, brushing twice a day, and eating a healthy diet are essential for achieving and maintaining a healthy smile. The addition of dental sealants to the back teeth can also go a long way to keep the back teeth clean. Dental sealants are a painless and quick procedure that follow these simple steps:
- After a thorough cleaning, the back molars are dried completely.
- Cotton swabs are placed next to the molars to keep them dry.
- An etching material is brushed on the molars to prepare the surfaces of the teeth for adhering to the sealant material.
- The sealant coating is painted on the molars.
- The sealants are hardened with a curing light so that the sealants bond with the teeth.
It takes approximately 2 minutes per tooth to have a sealant applied. Generally done following a dental cleaning, this simple procedure allows you to leave the dentist with a clean and well-protected smile.
At Feather Touch Dental Care, we want to help you achieve a healthy smile for your entire family. When combined with good oral hygiene, dental sealants are an excellent way to protect your smile. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
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