Dental sealants are an effective way to save your teeth from cavities and keep them healthy and strong. Your Mercer Smiles dentist can apply sealants quickly, protecting your teeth and improving your oral health.
Bacteria can cause a lot of harm to the enamel on your teeth if left unchecked. Plaque and bacteria that harm the enamel are formed when sugars and other starches are introduced to the saliva. Over time, these sugars react with the chemicals in your mouth and turn into harmful and damaging plaque and bacteria.
Sealants do their job by forming a solid protective barrier between the enamel of your teeth and the bacteria that may develop in the mouth. They’re placed in areas of the mouth where chewing takes place, and food particles are more likely to become stuck, such as the tops of molars and the backs of teeth. With sealants in place, plaque can no longer sit directly on the tooth, saving it from the harmful effects of decay.
They last for years, and your dentist can reapply them if they become worn down or ineffective. The process of getting them applied to teeth is quick and easy, so getting them touched up involves no hassle or pain. Your dentist will paint the sealant onto the backs and tops of teeth, hardening each tooth with a curing light. It only takes about half an hour to apply sealants to the entire mouth, so you could get them applied and go back to your regular schedule.
By working with the dental professionals at Mercer Smiles, you can keep your smile healthy for as long as possible. Dental sealants can be applied to children’s teeth as well as adults of all ages, making them an excellent choice for families looking to improve their oral health and prevent cavities.
To learn about dental sealants and get information about how to protect your teeth from tooth decay and other health issues, call our dental clinic to schedule an appointment with a medical professional at Mercer Smiles in Robbinsville, NJ.