Dental sealants are a great way to protect your back teeth from cavities. At Vital Dental, our dentist, Dr. Asad Ahsan can uses dental sealants to create a barrier between your tooth enamel and the food debris, acids and plaque that cause tooth decay. To find out more about how dental sealants can protect your smile, call (972) 347-0945 to schedule your appointment today.
Your back teeth, which are also known as your molars and premolars have an important job to do. It is their task to help you chew your food so that it is easier for you to swallow and digest. They are able to do this because they have a series of ridges and grooves that are very effective at grinding your food. However, those ridges also provide extra places for plaque and acids to hide and damage your teeth. Dental sealants can be placed in a single visit and are painted onto the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. Once in place, they can last for years before they need to be reinforced. But you still need to continue to brush and floss your teeth every day and see the dentist for your regular cleanings and exams. Sealants work best the earlier they are applied and because of that they are frequently used for children. However, in many cases adults can benefit from sealants too! To find out more, call our office today for an appointment.