The battle against the decay of teeth is one that lasts a lifetime. However, there is a little-used weapon available to help children and parents combat its corrosive effects and resulting teeth cavities. The weapon? Dental sealants.
Professionals including the family dentists at Dakota Dental believe dental sealants to be one of the most beneficial preventive measures against tooth decay available. With a simple, safe procedure, young teeth, as well as those with deep pits and fissures, can be protected from the dangerous effects of plaque.
Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of molars in children, teens, and some adults as this is where most tooth decay occurs. By applying the sealant, the back teeth are more protected from the likelihood of food getting trapped in the crevices and being converted to acidic plaque by bacteria.
The procedure for applying dental sealants at Dakota Dental is generally simple and quick. The children’s dentists and professional dental services team will thoroughly clean the teeth and then paint the tooth sealant on each tooth’s surface, similar to applying nail polish. Within a minute’s time, the sealant is hardened and ready.
Though dental sealants can be very helpful in preventing decay of teeth and preserving perfect teeth, Dakota Dental Apple Valley family dentistry still emphasizes the importance of preventive dental care. Dental sealants do not replace taking care of your teeth – it is still important to brush, floss, and rinse with water every day.
To learn more about the benefits and affordable costs of dental sealants, contact Dakota Dental. Because it is best to apply dental sealants soon after permanent molars appear, talk to the preventive dental team to discuss proper timing of dental sealants for your child. Dakota Dental feels sealants are so important that the clinic provides a 50% savings on the sealants on bicuspids when molars are sealed at the same time – find out more by calling (952) 431-5774 today.