It’s not always easy to clean every groove or spot of your teeth, especially when it comes to your molars and premolars. They are not as smooth compared to other parts of the teeth, and they are the most likely location for a cavity to develop. Thanks to Dental Sealants, we have a solution to help uneven surfaces for your back teeth.
Dental Sealants or also known as tooth sealants are thin plastic coatings that protect your teeth. They are usually put on the chewing surface of the molars and premolars, which covers your teeth and protects them from decay and plaque.
Sealants are made for all ages. Both children and adults can benefit from having them, but we advise that you get them as early as possible so you can keep your molars and premolars cavity-free. Getting dental sealants at an early age can save time and money in the long run.
How are dental sealants applied?
Just imagine sealants as a mini plastic coating and applying them to your permanent back teeth is usually painless and doesn’t require any numbing. The process is also quick and hassle-free. Your dentist will first clean and dry your molars and premolars. Then, an acidic gel is placed on your teeth. The gel aids in forming a bond between your tooth and the sealant. After a few seconds, your dentist will rinse off the gel and dry your tooth before putting the sealant onto the pits and fissures of your molars and premolars. Finally, a special blue light instrument is used to Harden the dental sealant and complete the procedure.
To learn more about dental sealants and if you are a candidate for them, visit our dental office in Richmond Hill. Here at ToothMatters, we ensure that our patients’ oral health is a priority!
– Dr. Gao