Did you know there’s a guaranteed way to prevent cavities and tooth decay from forming on your teeth? Dental sealants in Delray Beach, FL, are thin, plastic coatings that go over the chewing surfaces of your molars. They only take a few minutes to apply and can protect your teeth for many years!
Sealants don’t fix dental issues, but rather they prevent them from occurring in the first place. The thin coatings are placed over the deep grooves of your teeth and act as barriers for them. They stop food particles, bacteria, and other things from getting stuck in there and causing cavities. Dental sealants also protect the enamel of your teeth from plaque and acids.
Sealants are generally used in pediatric dentistry, as younger children are more at risk of developing cavities. Most dentists recommend children get dental sealants on their premolars and permanent molars once those teeth erupt. Adults are more than welcome to get sealants, too! The only requirement is that their molars are free of cavities and decay.
Just because the sealants are there protecting your teeth doesn’t mean you should neglect them! You still want to brush twice a day and floss once a day. Be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Tartar can still build up near the gum line and cause gum disease.
We welcome people of all ages to get sealants at R&R Dentistry! They’re a great way to give your teeth some extra protection from factors that cause oral diseases. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!