Protecting your teeth from decay is a full-time job! Jenson Dental is committed to providing you with the best dental service possible. One of the dental treatments we use are dental sealants. Dental sealants are a thin, plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the molars.
Thorough brushing and flossing are important to help remove particles stuck between the teeth and embedded in the gums. Toothbrush bristles can start to wear down the enamel of the teeth, leaving the tooth vulnerable to decay. The deep grooves found in the teeth are those that are vulnerable to decay.
Dental sealants are designed to protect the vulnerable areas of the teeth with plastic material that helps to create a protective barrier against plaque and food.
How Are Sealants Applied?
Dental sealants are simply a thin plastic coating that is applied directly to the chewing area of the teeth. Sealant is painted to the tooth enamel and it hardens with UV lighting. The sealant will remain in tact for several years, preventing the tooth from decay. Normally dental sealants will hold up for years under regular eating and your oral health routines. We will examine the sealants with each cleaning to check the sealants and ensure they are working properly. If the dental sealants are wearing down, we will need to reapply the dental sealants.
We recommend all youth and teenagers receive dental sealants as they do an effective job of protecting the molars from decay. For more information about dental sealants, contact our Brigham City dental office today.