When it comes to sealing just about anything, it’s a good idea. Think about your driveway, deck, tile and car. Placing a protective coating over your precious investments is recommended and necessary. Your teeth are one of your most precious gifts that you own. You didn’t purchase them, however they are priceless. Your teeth need to be cleaned and protected just as you would something you’ve invested your money into.
Your child’s teeth are forming and depressions and channels are forming in the chewing surfaces of their enamel. These characteristics of their teeth are called pits and fissures. They are almost impossible to keep clean, due to the fact that the bristles on a toothbrush cannot reach them. Theses deep areas provide hiding spaces for decay and plaque to hide.
A dental sealant can perform as a protective barrier against these breeding grounds for decay. You mostly hear of children getting sealants, but in reality, adults can benefit greatly from them as well. After a close examination, Dr. Flesher at Royal Oak Family Dental can determine if dental sealants are right for you.
If Dr. Flesher determines that you or your child should have sealants applied, it is a simple process. The teeth are first thoroughly cleaned. The chewing surfaces are roughened with a solution to help the sealant adhere to your tooth. Lastly, the sealant is brushed on the tooth enamel and needs to harden over a short period of time.
Contact our offices at Royal Oak Family Dental and book your appointment with Dr. Flesher. He will help you determine if dental sealants are right for you, or your loved ones.
Posted on behalf of Royal Oak Family Dental