Even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque and food particles from the crevices of the back teeth. If you would like extra protection against tooth decay, ask Dr. Bethaney B. Brenner about dental sealants. Dental sealant is a thin resin material that is painted over the premolars and premolars to seal out plaque and food. Dental sealants are usually placed on children and teenagers as their premolars and molars come in. The sealants protect their teeth through the cavity-prone years. Adults with no decay or fillings in their back teeth can also benefit from dental sealants.
When placing dental sealants, our dentist or hygienist will first clean and dry each of the back teeth thoroughly. This will allow for an ideal bonding process. Finally, the dental sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it is light cured. The bite is then checked to make sure it is comfortable once it is set.
We invite you to contact our dental office today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.