Dental sealants, also known as fissure seals are protective coatings made of plastic. These sealants are applied to the surfaces of teeth to prevent any kind of damage during biting or chewing. The sealant acts as a shield preventing any kind of bacteria from entering the small gaps or tiny grooves between the teeth and resulting in tooth decay. If you are looking for a painless way to prevent tooth decay, ask the specialists at Smile Artistry about fissure sealants and if you should get them too.
Understanding dental sealants
Sealants are simple, protective layering that prevents teeth from being exposed to bacteria that can cause decay. The protective barrier or sealant covers the pits and fissures, or the grooves and dips in the tooth, where the decay usually begins. Without proper protection, bacteria entering the grooves may lead to cavities and decay, which is a common dental problem faced by both adults and children.
Protect yourself and your kids from cavities
While cavities can affect anyone regardless of their age, it is children who are at a higher risk of developing them. If you are looking for an effective way to prevent cavities in your children, dental sealants may be the answer. Children are attracted to sweet and sugary substances like chocolates, sweets, cakes, and sweetened drinks and sodas that can affect their teeth in the long run. Sugary substances in the mouth increase the risk of gum diseases and tooth decay, which can be prevented by the dental sealants that are applied to the chewing or biting surfaces.
Here are a combination of fissure seals and fillings in this before and after series.
Painless solution for preventing tooth decay
Fissure seals are a painless solution to preventing cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are applied to the back teeth with which we bite and chew our food. These teeth have what are called as pits and fissures that are tiny gaps in the teeth where our tooth brush cannot reach. Bacteria, however, can easily settle in these pits and fissures and cause tooth decay if neglected. Tooth decay can cause a lot of pain, and eventually loss of teeth. Fissure seals are a painless solution to prevent all that.
Dental sealing is a simple procedure that takes no more than just a few minutes. The process is involves in proper cleaning of the tooth, followed by placing the liquid sealant on the surface of the tooth. The sealant, which is dried using a bright light, acts as the protective layer on the tooth.
Dental sealing is usually done for children who are just getting their adult teeth. Fissure seals last for several years and are a painless way to keep teeth free from bacteria.
Call Smile Artistry today to learn more about fissure seals and other preventive solutions we offer for tooth decay.