Preventing Tooth Decay with Dental Sealants

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It’s not uncommon for the biting surface on your back teeth to have deep pits, fissures and contours. This can make these areas quite hard to clean. If plaque and food particles linger in these areas, it increases your chances of developing large cavities. This often requires large fillings that could prove to be problematic later on in life.

Dental sealants are a popular and effective way to protect the biting surface of molars and premolars. If your dentist at Madison Dental Spa notices deep pits or stuck-on plaque and food particles on these teeth, they will often recommend protecting the biting surface with simple dental sealants.

Dental sealants a durable plastic-resin that your dentist can paint onto the biting surface of your molars and premolars. A special ultraviolet light is used to harden the resin. Even if plaque and food particles get stuck in the deep contours, the resin will prevent bacteria from directly attacking the enamel biting surface.

The dentists at Madison Dental Spa can usually apply the sealants after your routine dental checkup. The dental sealants are very durable, and will not be worn away by brushing your teeth. On the average most sealants last for around two years.

If you have any questions about dental sealants for yourself or your child, please call Madison Dental Spa at 203.245.5101 to schedule an appointment.