Not a widely known fact: Early dental decay can be prevented by using a special material called a dental sealant.
What are sealants?
Back teeth often have deep grooves in the biting and chewing surfaces. The natural action of chewing food can press small food particles into these deep grooves. Even the very best home dental hygiene practices may not fully remove these particles. This leaves the tooth prone to decay.
Dental Sealants are a safe & pain-free preventative measure to protect our teeth from decay.
The sealant forms a smooth, protective barrier that covers all the deep grooves in the surface of the tooth. Dental decay easily could occur in these grooves if they are not coated or sealed.
How is it done?
The sealant material is applied on clean enamel, sets in minutes and forms a physical barrier that stops food, and bacteria to get stuck and remain in the deep grooves.
Fissure sealants are typically white, clear or tinted to blend into the shade of the tooth surface.
Most sealants are applied to the premolars and molars; however, any tooth that has fissures can be treated.
How long will a dental treatment last?
The treatments should normally last for several years but in order to make sure everything is in order, regular checkups should be carried out as per your dentist’s advice.
Sealants can normally tear or wear off. You should have them checked to ensure they are intact. Sometimes you might need to have new ones applied or replace some of them in order to avoid any decay from forming under the actual sealant.
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