Dental sealants are a preventative dentistry treatment to protect your teeth from tooth decay. Our back molars, where we chew our food, tend to have deep crevices that are often hard to clean. Excess food can get stuck in these grooves and eventually turn into harmful bacteria. Dental sealants shield food from getting stuck in your chewing surfaces.
This is an especially popular preventative option for children and teens who’ve had cavities and want to further protect their baby teeth. Dr. Becvar or one of his staff members at Dental By Nature will work closely with you to decide whether dental sealants are a good treatment option for you.
What is a dental sealant?
While materials vary, a dental sealant is made is a gel or paste made from a certain kind of plastic. When the gel or paste hardens, often using a special light, it produces a hard cover over your tooth. This simple treatment will provide you with protection for many years to come.
Why should I get dental sealants?
Preventative dentistry is the greatest way to protect your teeth from cavities and other harmful problems that can happen over time. Even patients with immaculate oral hygiene can benefit from dental sealants.
Cavities develop when excess food is left behind and turns into harmful bacteria. Patients of all ages are encouraged to get dental sealants if their teeth don’t have any tooth decay.
We’ve helped patients from Longmont, Mead, Niwot, Hygiene, and neighboring communities protect their teeth and prevent them from oral issues before they begin for over 22 years.
How do I take care of dental sealants?
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the greatest way to keep your dental sealants strong and healthy.
Routine visits to Dental By Nature are essential for us to ensure your dental sealants look well and are working like they should. We’ll check the state of your dental sealants whenever you come in for an appointment.
You must maintain good oral hygiene to provide your dental sealants a healthy environment to function in. Although your sealants give you extra protection, your teeth can still develop tooth decay and cavities. The American Dental Association recommends patients of all ages brush their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and floss once.
For more information about dental sealants or to learn more about our other preventative options, call us today at (303) 776-6021.
With a convenient location in Longmont, CO, a healthier smile is closer than you think! Your friends at Dental By Nature look forward to serving you and your family.
In need of immediate care?
We offer emergency phone consultations to our existing patients. Call us anytime at (303) 776-6021.