If you would like extra protection for your child’s teeth, ask our dentist about dental sealants in Madison, Connecticut. Dental sealant is a plastic coating that is thinly painted on the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars. The material bonds into the depressions and grooves of the teeth and seals out plaque and food. This is done because even with proper brushing and flossing, it can be difficult to remove all of the plaque from the crevices of the back teeth. The sealants protect these areas from decay by keeping plaque and food out.
Applying dental sealant is a quick and painless process. Applying sealant to each tooth takes only a few minutes. First, Dr. Moumen Almouzayn will thoroughly clean the teeth. Each tooth is dried and cotton or an absorbent material is placed around the teeth to keep them dry. An acid solution is used to etch the chewing surfaces of the teeth, as this helps the sealant bond to the teeth. The teeth are then rinsed and dried. The dental sealant is then painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds to the tooth and hardens.
To learn more and to schedule your child’s next appointment, contact Madison Dental Spa today.