Sealants are coatings painted on the chewing surfaces of the teeth to prevent tooth decay. Our dentist in Santa Rosa beach Fl applies the sealant on depressions and grooves of the permanent premolars and molars of children. We recommend dental cavities for various reasons, such as:
To Prevent Dental Cavities?
Daily brushing and flossing are essential, but it doesn’t remove all the food particles and plaque, especially from the back teeth. The food debris and plaque are some of the causes of tooth decay. The sealants are a perfect solution to prevent cavities as they are bonded into the depressions and grooves of your child’s teeth. The sealants act as a barrier for cavity-prone areas.
Untreated cavities can lead to dental emergencies, and you may need to visit an emergency dentist in Santa Rosa.
The Application Process is Fast and Pain-free
Our dental team applies the sealants at our dental facility, and the process is painless and straightforward. It takes a couple of minutes to apply the sealant as outlined below:
- We clean teeth thoroughly.
- Each tooth is dried, and cotton is put around the tooth to keep it dry
- We put an acid solution to roughen the chewing surfaces of the teeth. It aids the sealant to bond to the teeth
- The teeth are rinsed and dried.
- Finally, our dentist applies the sealant onto the child’s tooth enamel. He may use a special curing light to harden the sealant.
Sealants Are Durable
Sealants may protect your child’s teeth for up to 10 years. We will check them for chipping or wearing during your regular dental check-ups at our facility. Our Destin cosmetic dentistry team will replace sealants if necessary.
Sealants have Fewer Side Effects
There are potential problems a child may have with sealants. There may be a need to reapply if they fall out, chip, or wear away.
Sealants contain small amounts of BPA (bisphenol A). It’s a chemical found in plastics. BPA is associated with health problems in children. But, the CDC indicates that the amount of BPA in sealants is low, hence not harmful.
Visit Santa Rosa Smiles for more information about dental sealants and their benefits.