Brushing and flossing isn’t the only way to protect your teeth from decay. The bacteria in your mouth converts the carbohydrates and sugars you eat into tooth-eroding acids. Over time, these acids can cause cavities and infection in your teeth. To help prevent this from occurring, you can opt for decay blocking tooth sealants.
The chewing surfaces of your back teeth are rough and uneven because they have small pits and grooves. When food and bacteria get stuck in them, they can form high-risk decay areas. Dental sealants can provide extra protection by covering the chewing surfaces of your back teeth and keeping the decay-causing bacteria at bay. They can save time and money in the long run by helping you avoid the need for dental fillings, crowns, or caps that must be used to restore decayed teeth.
Dental sealants are just thin plastic coatings that are gently painted onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. Dental sealants act as a constant barrier against cavities. They are only used where decay occurs most often.
Dental sealants can be applied quickly and easily. The sealant is painted directly onto the tooth enamel where it bonds directly to the tooth and hardens. The plastic bonds into the pits and grooves of the chewing surfaces, and as long as the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. Dental sealants hold up well under normal chewing forces and can last for several years at a time.
To get the protective dental sealants you need to maintain a cavity-free smile, schedule a tooth sealant preventive care appointment with Dr. Cea at Springs Dental Care today.
Springs Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Colorado Springs, Denver, Woodland Park, Cascade, Green Mountain Falls, Falcon, Fountain, and the surrounding communities.