How to Seal Out Tooth Decay

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If you are interested in sealing out tooth decay, we have a way to help you! Dental sealants are strong, successful, and reliable products that cover your teeth and prevent tooth decay. To help you know more about dental sealants, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What is a dental sealant?
A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto your back molars to shield them from tooth decay. The sealant feels completely normal because it falls into the crevices and grooves of the tooth. With this protective shield, food, plaque, and tooth decay will be sealed away from the tooth.

Who can get a dental sealant?
Generally, children and teenagers between the ages of 6 and 14 are encouraged to protect their teeth with dental sealants. This is because their back molars are extremely vulnerable to tooth decay. However, adults can also protect their back molars from tooth decay but their teeth need to be free from tooth decay and dental fillings.

How are dental sealants applied?
The process involved in placing a dental sealant first begins with your dentist thoroughly cleaning the tooth that is receiving the sealant. Then, he will dry the tooth. Next, Dr. Omar Damji will pour an acid solution onto the surface of your tooth to roughen it up a bit. This will help the sealant bond to the tooth. Then, the dentist will again rinse and dry the tooth. When your tooth is ready, your dentist will paint the sealant onto the tooth and will harden the sealant with a special light.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about dental sealants, call our office today! We are happy to answer any questions you have and help you learn more about dental sealants.