Dental sealants are plastic coatings that can be applied to back teeth to prevent them from trapping food particles and bacteria. While more commonly used for children, dental sealants can be applied to patients of any age. At Biltmore Dental, we can protect your teeth with dental sealants in only one appointment.
The molars and premolars are where the bulk of your chewing occurs. They have uneven, rough surfaces where food is easily broken down. These narrow grooves and deep fissures make chewing easy for you, but sometimes, they are too narrow or deep to clean with the bristles of your toothbrush. If this is the case, you may be trapping food particles and bacteria. Failing to clean these from your back teeth can lead to damage or decay.
Sealants are used to fill in narrow grooves in a tooth that cannot be adequately cleaned by brushing. Left untreated, these will likely develop cavities over time. The placement of dental sealants involves brushing on a coating that smooths and seals the grooves and pits, making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy.
Protect your teeth from trapping food particles and bacteria by visiting our dental office for dental sealants! The process is quick, painless, and you will be able to immediately return to your normal routine and diet.
Call Biltmore Dental today at (305) 306-1450 to find out of sealants are right for you and your family.