Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

At Back Bay Family Dentistry, we’d much rather prevent dental issues than try to repair them! For this reason, we recommend dental sealants to every patient that comes to our D’lberville dental office. Though brushing and flossing are effective at removing most plaque and debris, sometimes it’s impossible to get it all. That is where sealants help, they cover areas that your brush and floss may not reach, protecting against bacteria and decay.

What is a Dental Sealant?

Dental sealants are a tooth colored, resin coating which is applied to the surface of your teeth. Sealants are extremely effective in the prevention of tooth decay on the tooth surface. When the sealant is applied to your teeth, it seals the grooves in your teeth, providing a smooth surface. This makes brushing and cleaning your teeth much easier. Sealants are typically recommended for children but in most cases could benefit adults as well.

Why Do I Need a Dental Sealant?

Sugars, acids, dry mouth and various other common things can lead to tooth decay. While brushing and flossing help prevent tooth decay, there are areas of the mouth we may not be able to reach and clean. This is where dental sealants come in, they protect the hard to reach areas of your teeth. Not only will sealants save you and your family from the pain of tooth decay, it can also save money and time by avoiding fillings, crowns or even dentures.

If you would like peace of mind for you or your family, contact Back Bay Family Dentistry in D’lberville today! We can schedule you an appointment to come receive a dental exam, cleaning, and sealants.