Do you brush and floss your teeth regularly, but still wonder what you can do to keep your teeth healthy? Would you like to learn more about keeping your children’s teeth healthy and strong? If so, we may recommend the benefits of a dental sealant. This useful treatment can actually help you or your child prevent tooth decay.
Of course, even after our team places a sealant, you shouldn’t forget to brush and floss. Sealants are made out of a synthetic plastic material that’s usually clear. You see, dental sealants are applied to the chewing surface of your teeth in order to prevent cavities and tooth decay.
We’ll often recommend placing sealants on your molars. Your molars are actually pitted, meaning they can harbor bad bacteria. Because of these pits, your molars may harbor more bacteria, which can lead to tooth decay. Placing a sealant over these teeth—and your other back teeth—can help protect your pearly whites from these bad bacteria. If the dental sealant is cared for properly, it can last for years and effectively protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay.
To learn more about the benefits of dental sealants, please don’t hesitate to give Gemma Tanglao Dalton, DDS a call at 817-571-1667. Our dentist, Dr. Gemma Dalton, and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and to see if you could benefit from dental sealants. We look forward to receiving your call soon.