If you're like most people, you probably don't give much thought to your teeth until something goes wrong. And even then, it's often a case of trying to find the quickest and easiest solution possible. But what if there was a way to avoid many common dental problems altogether? Dental sealants may be your ideal solution!
What are dental sealants and who can benefit from them?
Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They are usually applied to children's teeth soon after they come in, but adults can also benefit from them as they form a barrier between your tooth and food particles, plaque, and acids that can cause cavities.
There are a few things to consider when determining if dental sealants are right for you. First, your dentist will check to see if your teeth are free of decay. If they are, then the sealants can be applied. The next thing to consider is how likely you are to develop cavities. This is based on factors such as how well you take care of your teeth, your diet, and your overall oral health. If you have a history of cavities, sealants may be the best way to prevent future problems.
How are dental sealants applied?
The process is simple and only takes a few minutes. First, your dentist will clean your teeth and make sure they are free of any decay. Next, the surfaces of your teeth will be roughened so the sealant can adhere properly. The sealant is then applied in a thin layer and allowed to harden. Once hardened, your dentist will check to make sure there are no gaps or air bubbles.
What benefits do dental sealants offer?
Dental sealants are an easy and effective way to prevent cavities. They can be applied quickly and easily, and they last for several years with proper care. Sealants are also much less expensive than fillings or other dental treatments. And perhaps best of all, they can help you avoid the pain and discomfort of cavities!
If you think dental sealants might be right for you, call Craig H. Etts, DDS in Plantation today. We'll help you decide if they are the best option for your oral health needs!
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- Protect your molars and premolars from decay
- Experience an easy and painless application
- Enjoy protective benefits for up to 10 years with diligent care
- Avoid larger dental issues in the short and long term
- Prioritize your oral health!