Why do we apply dental sealants? The primary reason is to guard your teeth against damage caused by bacteria and leftover food particles in your mouth. Continue reading to learn exactly what we mean by this.
It can be hard to brush every spot and corner of your chompers (including those tough-to-get-to molars), but brushing and flossing your pearly whites are still the best ways to protect your pearly whites from cavities and tooth break down. However, when it’s called for, we can use an oral sealant to guard your teeth. Oral sealants are protective coatings comprised of plastic and composite dental chemicals that stick to your pearly whites. When you have an oral sealant on your tooth, bacteria will find it much harder to pierce the enamel and cause any lasting damage – though you should still brush and floss to be secure! The oral sealant will only help to delay the tooth erode if you’re not brushing twice and flossing once per day.
If you live in Litchfield Park, Arizona, or the nearby cities, dial 623-547-0307 now to pencil in your checkup with Dr. John Kim and the team of Litchfield Dental Care. The whole staff is looking forward to seeing you and your family again! Please stop by soon!