Importance of Dental Sealants

Jun 05, 2018

Back Bay Family Dentistry realizes the importance of protecting your teeth ineffective and convenient ways. One of the options we provide our patients are dental sealants. What are dental sealants and how do they benefit your smile? For more information, continue reading on.

What does a sealant do?

Bacteria left over in your mouth from food particles can be damaging to your teeth. This is especially true when teeth have deep crevices that easily trap debris and bacteria. This acid can destroy your teeth by eating away at the enamel and eventually creating a cavity. Dental sealants are “painted” on your individual teeth and are bonded to the cap of your tooth. They serve as protection over your tooth enamel that helps to prevent tooth decay and trapped debris.

Application of Sealants

Our dentists can provide dental sealants for your smile in just one visit. It is a painless and quick procedure that begins with cleaning your individual teeth and eliminating and food particles and leftover debris. An acidic gel is applied to your teeth, and then a light is used to harden the material to your teeth. This process helps to further protect your teeth and eliminate unneeded costs in the future.

Long Lasting

With proper maintenance and application from our experienced dentists, your dental sealants can protect your teeth for several years. They are the perfect way to avoid possible costs and time spent on treatments that can easily be prevented. For more information, contact Back Bay Family Dentistry to learn more about dental sealants for your smile. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our dentists. Why should you postpone protecting your smile?