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What Are Dental Sealants?


Posted on 11/7/2022 by McDonald Office
What Are Dental Sealants?The teeth are susceptible to damage. For instance, bacteria can accumulate on the biting surfaces, which can cause decay. In this case, it is vital to protect your teeth to avoid damage. One way to protect your teeth is by using dental sealants.

Dental sealants are white or clear dental coatings applied into the grooves of a tooth to prevent bacteria buildup. In other words, dental sealants act as a protective barrier between your teeth and decay-causing bacteria. Here are more benefits of dental sealants.

They Protect Your Teeth against Cavities


One of the greatest benefits of dental sealants is that they protect the teeth from decay. Your teeth surfaces have grooves that are likely to catch bacteria. When bacteria build up around the groove, they can eat the enamel, thus causing decay. While dental sealants contain a thin coating, they offer maximum protection.

Natural Looking


Some people do not consider cosmetic dentistry treatments because they fear others will notice. The good thing about dental sealants is that they come in clear or white colors, hence, offering natural protection.

Long-Lasting


Once dental sealants are bonded on your teeth, you will not have to worry about them getting damaged. Dental sealants are durable and can withstand things like chewing and biting. With regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene, dental sealants can last for 5-10 years.

Reduce Deep Grooves


Some people have molars with deep grooves, which are hard to clean. Regardless of the toothbrush you use, cleaning the grooves and depressions will be challenging. This makes it easier for food particles and bacteria to build up, which can result in plaque. When the dentist applies dental sealants on your teeth, the deep grooves will reduce, making cleaning easy. However, you will only increase the protection of your teeth if you choose the right dental sealants. Our dentists will start by examining your teeth to help you select dental sealants that will match your oral needs.
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