An Easy Way To Protect Your Teeth
Do you find it difficult to properly clean your rear molars no matter how well you brush? Or do you find yourself constantly inspecting your child’s teeth to ensure they brush properly? Since our rear molars do the majority of the chewing, it is not uncommon for lingering food to remain trapped in the grooves of the teeth. Unfortunately, food that remains trapped in those grooves will eventually cause tooth decay, and you will need treatment. Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a treatment that could help prevent cavities from developing in the back molars? You are in luck! Continue reading to learn more about this tooth-saving treatment.
What are Dental Sealants?
For years, we have learned about the importance of brushing and flossing to keep decay from developing on the teeth. However, deep set molars in the back of the mouth can be extremely difficult to clean, especially for children or if you have a smaller mouth. If you or a loved one are struggling to properly clean those rear molars, we have a solution that can help prevent cavities from developing — dental sealants. A dental sealant is a clear coating that is brushed on the chewing surface of the teeth and hardens as it dries. The treatment is typically used on the rear molars being they are most vulnerable to decay. Once the material dries, it leaves a smooth chewing surface, making it much easier to clean.
Why Choose Sealants?
Sealants are extremely effective in preventing cavities in children and adults. The treatment process is quick and non-invasive, making it a perfect option for those who may be prone to cavities. The treatment is typically completed following a routine hygiene examination and cleaning and only takes minutes to complete. Sealants can provide many years of protection for your teeth and can easily be reapplied if necessary.
If you would like to consider sealants for you or your child, please feel free to contact us with any questions. We want to make sure you have the information you need to make the best choices for your dental health in St. Paul, MN. We look forward to seeing you soon!