Your back teeth are the most vulnerable areas where you will likely develop cavities. To confirm this, run your tongue on your premolars and molars. The chewing surfaces of these posterior teeth aren’t smooth—they are filled with “pits and fissures” that trap food particles, encouraging bacteria growth. Despite your best effort to clean these areas, your toothbrush can’t 100% access these moist, tiny crevices. As a result, inadequate cleaning creates a perfect environment for cavity formation.
Dental sealants from Respond Dental can help protect your decay-prone teeth. Sealants are protective coatings applied to your teeth to protect them from bacterial attacks. Fissure sealants are easy to use and protect your smile for years.
Applying a dental sealant to each tooth only takes a few minutes. The teeth to be sealed are thoroughly cleaned and dried. We then apply an acidic gel to the prepared teeth to create a rough surface for the sealant to attach. Finally, we apply the dental sealant to your teeth and harden it using a curing light. Just like that, your teeth are now protected from decay for years.
Dental sealants can protect your teeth for up to five years. However, it depends on the material used and how well you care for your teeth. You also need regular appointments with a dentist to check the condition and determine whether re-application is necessary.
If you consider dental sealants to protect your teeth, you are on the right track. Here are the incredible benefits of dental sealants:
While dental sealants are excellent at protecting your teeth, they aren’t a substitute for oral hygiene practices. It’s essential to continue brushing and flossing daily, followed by bi-annual dental appointments to prevent tooth decay and gum infection.
Ready to protect your cavity-prone teeth with dental sealants in North York, Ontario? Please dial (416) 318-7465 to book an appointment with Respond Dental.