What are dental sealants, and how are they used to prevent tooth decay?
Were you aware that even with careful brushing and flossing of the teeth, some of the deepest grooves can be challenging to clean? In situations like this, our team encourages patients to consider the benefits of dental sealants. Dental sealants solve this problem by smoothing the grooves on the chewing surfaces of the molars in the back of the mouth. In doing this, there is less space for bacteria, plaque, tartar, calculus, and decay to develop. Our professional dental team at BLUSH Dental Studio in East Point, Georgia, can educate patients on the advantages of using dental sealants to effectively protect teeth for many years!
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin, transparent plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth near the back of the mouth, specifically the molars. This creates a barrier that keeps out food and plaque. Sealants are an easy, effective way to help prevent cavities, especially in hard-to-reach places within the smile.
Why are dental sealants necessary?
The back teeth (molars) have grooves and pits on the chewing surface that can trap food and plaque. These areas are hard to clean with brushing and flossing alone. Sealants fill in these grooves, creating a smooth, much easier-to-clean surface.
Are dental sealants safe to use?
Yes! Dental sealants have been used for many years in children and adults to prevent tooth decay, making it easier to keep the smile healthy and free from potential problems.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment to find out if you or your child could benefit from dental sealants.
If you are looking for ways to protect your smile and prevent issues such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, it is a great idea to talk to our dentists at BLUSH Dental Studio in East Point, GA, to learn more about preventative dentistry services such as dental sealants for kids and adults. Our dental sealants are provided quickly and affordably by our professional team at 1203 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100. We are always accepting new patients. Call us today at (404) 595-5104 to request an appointment!
Dr. Carter is a Licensed Dentist in the State of Georgia and a member of the American Dental Association, Georgia Dental Association, North Georgia Dental Society, Georgia Dental Society, Hinman Dental Society, and Honorary Society of Dental Volunteers.