Having dental sealants sounds painful right? Well, we will be the first to tell you that it’s not. When you come into our office, our dentists will ensure that your procedure is fast and pain-free. So why is having dental sealants a better choice you can make for your teeth? We’ll tell you why.
But first, you might want to know just what dental sealants are. Dental sealants consist of a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto your back molars, where most tooth decay occurs. Sometimes when you brush your teeth you are only covering the smooth surfaces, and most of the time, your toothbrush isn’t able to get into the nooks and crannies of your back teeth where plaque and food tend to reside.
Dental sealants are typically applied when your back molars erupt, or between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. But adults who have teeth that are prone to decay or have decayed in the past will be recommended for sealants.
The procedure for dental sealants is quite simple and pain-free. When you arrive for your appointment your teeth will be cleaned, after which each tooth will receive a sealant coating. The sealant itself will be painted onto your tooth, forming to its exact shape and mold. It will then harden and bond to your tooth so it can withstand pressure of chewing.
Within a few minutes, you will be on your way with the assurance that your teeth will now be protected for years to come. And though it is rare, there may be times our dentist will reapply sealant to your teeth to ensure protection, leaving out room for bacteria or decay to grow.
Take a few minutes today by giving us a call at 601-981-8166, where we will provide the best care to your teeth.