Why Your Whole Family Can Benefit from Dental Sealants

Jun 23, 2018

For some parents it can be exceptionally difficult to get your children encouraged to go to the dentist. As they grow up, the most common reason for them coming to the dentist in the first place is to receive a dental filling. We’re all aware of dental fillings and their association with cavities, and we can all agree that for some children, and adults alike, coming to the dentist so frequently can be a bit of a pain. However, there is a solution available to adult and children that can change your dental health forever.

What are Dental Sealants?

These specialized sealants are an extremely thin coating applied to the teeth to cover all of the nooks and crannies in molars and the upper and lower jaw lines. With dental sealants you no longer have to worry about food debris, or sugar entering the teeth and creating an infection or decay. Many have experienced the benefits of using dental sealants, and no longer have to come into the office frequently to receive a dental filling.

How are Dental Sealants Applied?

Dental sealants are conveniently painted onto the surface of the tooth after the enamel has only slightly been buffed off to achieve the best adherence. After the coating is painted on, a UV light is then applied to the surface of the teeth to cure the material onto the tooth. The application process itself is extremely simple, convenient and cost-effective.

Ask Your Dentist

To know all of your options about dental sealants and avoiding cavities, contact your local dentist. We at Back Bay Family Dentistry in D’Iberville, MS, would love the opportunity to answer any of your questions and have you visit our office. To schedule an appointment give us a call or send us an email at the time most convenient for you.