Protect Your Teeth with Dental Sealants
Protection Against Tooth Decay
The purpose of a dental sealant is to create a protective barrier on your teeth to help prevent decay. Since back molars tend to have grooves that are difficult to clean, sealants can be used to help safeguard them from cavities.
Whether you are a child who has never had a cavity or an adult who is constantly going to the dentist, Dental Arts Centre can determine if you are a good candidate for dental sealants.
What Is A Dental Sealant?
A dental sealant is a paste or gel that is placed on your tooth by a dentist. Usually, it is made of a specific type of plastic material, but sometimes other materials are used.
The dental sealant later hardens to create a strong coat over your tooth. If the dental sealant needs intense light to solidify, the dental professional will shine ADA approved lights on the tooth in the safety of the office. Once dental sealants have hardened they should be very durable and last for several years.
Why Should I Get Dental Sealants?
Prevention is the best type of treatment. Dental sealants prevent food and bacteria from getting into the little nooks and crannies of your teeth.
The back molars are particularly susceptible to decay since they tend to be rougher with more grooves and dips for breaking food down. These grooves and crevices can be very difficult to clean.
Children with teeth that have no decay are great candidates for dental sealants. Adults may also have sealants applied to teeth that are free of decay.
We’ve applied sealants to many patients. We know just what to look for to determine if sealants are a good idea for you.
How Do I Take Care Of Dental Sealants?
Taking care of your dental sealants is easy. After the procedure, continue with good oral hygiene practices, including brushing twice a day and flossing once a day. Regular dental check-ups are essential to ensure that the sealants are holding up and to determine if they need to be reapplied.
Ensuring the longevity of your dental sealants
Regular checkups are very important so the dentist can make sure the sealants are holding up properly. The dentist will check the dental sealants during every visit to determine if they need to be reapplied.
Maintaining good oral health with dental sealants
According to the ADA, even though your dental sealants are providing your teeth with some more protection, you still need to brush your teeth for two minutes two times a day. The ADA further suggests that you floss once a day to help remove sticky plaque and bacteria that can lead to tooth decay between your teeth.
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Get Your Dental Sealants At Dental Arts Centre
Dental Arts Centre has experience applying dental sealants to many patients in Oklahoma City, OK and surrounding areas. If you want to protect your teeth from decay, call us at 405-769-3373 to schedule an appointment. Our office is easy to find in Oklahoma City, OK.”
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We invite you to join our dental family and experience the highest quality care available. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthy, beautiful smile.