Do you find it difficult to get your back teeth completely clean no matter how well you brush? Do you have children who may not be cleaning their teeth as well as they should? One way to protect teeth and prevent tooth decay in those hard-to-clean places is Dental Sealants.
Some patients’s teeth have deep grooves that are hard to keep clean, especially the back molars. Additionally, children who are old enough to brush their own teeth may not always do such a thorough job. Sealants help protect tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
Your back molars have deep grooves on the chewing surface that help break down food when you eat. Food particles can get stuck in these grooves, and it is not always easy to remove them, even with thorough brushing. Over time, leftover food particles that remain on teeth will cause tooth decay. Sealants applied to teeth fill in the grooves, making them easier to clean and keep healthy.