Dentist in Wilmington, NC
Sealants are an effective way of preventing tooth decay and cavities on your molars. Cavities develop more frequently on molars due to the natural grooves in the teeth. To help them develop in a healthy way, sealants coat and protect permanent molars in kids and adults.
Sealants are applied easy and fast and are perfect for patients of any age. The steps for applying them are:
- Thoroughly cleaning the teeth
- Temporarily drying the teeth so the solution can bond
- Applying the sealant solution to the chewing surfaces of the teeth
- Curing the solution using a special light
Sealants help protect tooth enamel from plaque and will ultimately reduce cavities. Sealants last for years before a reapplication is needed. So long as the sealant remains intact, the surface of the tooth will be protected from decay.
As useful as sealants are, they are not a substitute for regular oral hygiene. Brushing, flossing and professional cleanings should resume for a complete oral care routine.
For more information about fluoride, or to request an appointment, contact the team at The Dental Studio today.