At Ridge Commons Family Dentistry, it is not only important that we address your dental concerns, but also help you understand the importance of the procedures. All of which contribute to improving and maintaining your oral health.
One of the procedures that are especially helpful in preventing dental cavities are sealants!
Your teeth have natural grooves or pockets on the chewing surface that are difficult for your toothbrush to reach. Therefore, these make especially great hiding spots for bacteria to grow in. In order to prevent this, a dental sealant is applied before decay has a chance to start.
What are sealants?
A sealant is a thin coating that acts as a barrier on the chewing surface of your teeth. It flows into the groves of your teeth and covers up those hiding spots that bacteria or food can get trapped in. It’s a procedure that PREVENTS the start of decay.
Who is a good candidate for sealants?
While sealants can be applied on children, adolescents, and adults, sealants are recommended for children and teenagers. That reason being, during those times where
What are the benefits of sealants?
- Reduce the chances of developing cavities by 80%
- Durable and can last for several years
- Relatively easy to apply + painless = Happy Patients!
If you have any questions regarding sealants, please make sure to ask Dr Winnie at Ridge Commons Family Dentistry in McKinney, TX.