How Do Sealants Help Prevent Decay?
Sealant material forms a protective barrier by bonding to tooth surfaces and covering natural depressions and grooves (called pits and fissures) in the teeth. More that 75 percent of dental decay begins in the pit and fissure areas of the back teeth. Combined with proper home care and regular dental visits, sealants are extremely effective in preventing tooth decay.
Dental sealants along with daily oral hygiene can keep your children’s teeth free of tooth decay.
Why to use Dental Sealants
The chewing surfaces of molars and premolars are not smooth. They have pits and fissures where the toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Dental plaque is free to grow causing tooth decay (even with good dental hygiene). Most of the cavities on a kid’s freshly erupted permanent teeth occur in these areas.
Dental caries researches have revealed that almost 84% of caries in ages 5-17 involved these pit and fissure areas.
Sealant are covered plastic coating on the biting surfaces that protect our tooth from tooth decay. Sealants are only applied to molars and premolars that can protects as a barrier from plaques and acids. These are the teeth that have pits and fissures. Teeth can prevent getting cavities, teeth can stay intact, easy and quick procedure, and by maintaining your teeth from sealant it can save you money in the future.
At Mendez Multispecialty Dental Group Inc. we encouraged our patient to have your teeth properly sealed. Sealants will help prevent any tooth decay and other dental problems in the future so that you can maintain your healthy white smile.