People want to avoid having tooth decay. But there are instances that their Molars and Premolars (back teeth) have deep grooves and pits which can trap food debris. Practicing proper dental hygiene helps in the maintenance of the teeth; however, the back teeth are hard to reach for cleaning. The grooved and pitted surface makes it even harder to clean making it susceptible to bacteria buildup and decay. We at Aqua Dental Loft offer a solution to prevent damages from developing on the chewing surfaces with the help of Dental Sealants.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental Sealant is a thin layer of protective dental material that is applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth. Its purpose is to smooth out the grooves and pits that are hard to reach and clean. The grooves and pits can be deep and narrow which makes cleaning harder and easier for bacteria to damage the surface. Once these areas have dental sealants applied, it would then be easier to maintain the health and cleanliness of the teeth.
Who Can Get Dental Sealants?
The treatment is ideal for children with developing teeth. Dental Sealants can help in the maintenance of their baby teeth which is the only means for them to chew food. By protecting the teeth early, it can guarantee the proper growth of the permanent teeth.
As for adults, although they are better in brushing than children, the bristles of the toothbrush cannot properly penetrate on the deep grooves and pits. Fully developed adult teeth are also in need of dental sealants to shield it from damages caused by bacteria.
How Are Dental Sealants Applied?
- The dentist thoroughly cleans the teeth to be treated. They make sure to clean the deep grooves and pits; this is to prevent any bacterias from settling in the surface even after the application of the Sealant.
- Once the treated tooth is thoroughly cleaned, an etching solution is applied on the surface. It serves to roughen the surface to ensure the bond of the dental sealants to the teeth. Afterward, the tooth is rinsed and dried for preparation of the application.
- Lastly, the sealants would be applied on the treated tooth surface. After layering, it would then be exposed to a blue light which hardens the sealants.
Dental Sealants can be considered as raincoats for the teeth. Once it is placed on the teeth surface, it prevents damage from occurring by keeping the bacterias out. Like raincoats that keeps out the water for the wearer to stay dry. Dental Sealants are the best option in the protection and maintenance of the teeth, and it is for anyone at any age.
Get added protection to your teeth with Sealants in Boca Raton, FL. Book your appointment with Aqua Dental Loft! Our dental office is located at 7050 W. Palmetto Park Road, #52, Boca Raton, FL 33433.