There are many ways to maintain your oral hygiene and avoid cavities; one of them is a safety net known as a sealant. Brushing and flossing on a daily basis is a healthy practice, but these aren’t always enough to adequately clean every groove and depression of your teeth, especially the molars. Molars are the teeth in the very back of your mouth which often harbor cavity-causing bacteria due to their rough, uneven texture that catches food remnants.
Sealants are a thin coating made out of plastic or other safe dental materials that adhere to the surface of your molars to protect them as you chew. They’re not a substitute for cleaning your teeth, but they’re a great way to prevent cavities or slow down any early stages of cavity development.
Book an appointment with our highly qualified dentists to determine if sealants are a good solution for you!
Sealants form a protective barrier over your enamel, almost like a raincoat for your teeth. There are cavity-causing bacteria present in everyone’s mouth, and they can form holes in your teeth by producing acids after they come into contact with leftover particles of food. Cavities can be prevented by the sealant keeping the tiny bits of food out of the crevices of your teeth.
Both children and adults can benefit from getting sealants, but it’s better to get them while you’re still young. The first molars appear around 6 years of age, while the second ones come out at 12. You can keep your children’s teeth cavity-free by getting them sealed as soon as they’re out, helping you save time and money in the future.
Getting sealants is a quick process that involves virtually no pain. Our dentists will get your teeth clean and dry before placing a gel that roughens them up to form a stronger bond with the sealant. After a little time, they will rinse and dry your teeth once again before applying the sealant and hardening it with a special blue light.
If you believe that you or your family would benefit from sealants, we’ve got you covered! Professionals at Rapha Dental LLC perform the procedure frequently and can help prevent you from developing any serious problems further down the road.
Contact us for any queries, or book an appointment to get sealants today!