What Sealants Can Do for Your Smile
How dental sealants can protect your teeth
Sealants aren’t just for kids. Sealants are a state-of-the-art, non-invasive way to prevent tooth decay and keep your teeth looking good. Sealants are a protective, armor-like coating to protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth, guarding your teeth against harmful bacteria and food debris. Your dentists at The Cinamon & Hubley Dental Practice in Framingham, Massachusetts want you to know how dental sealants can save your smile.
Plaque contains millions of harmful bacteria that can destroy your teeth. Ideally, the bacterial plaque is removed with regular brushing and flossing, but it’s difficult to clean the tiny crevices and grooves of normal tooth anatomy. As a result, the bacteria and food debris can hide in these small, difficult-access areas. When bacterial plaque remains undisturbed, damaging toxins can form which can eat away strong tooth enamel, causing tooth decay.
It is well known that sealants are highly recommended for children. The guidelines are for first molars to be sealed between the ages of 5 and 7, with second molars sealed when a child is between the ages of 11 and 14. What isn’t so widely known, is that adults can benefit from sealants too!
Sealants can only be placed on teeth that are pristine, unrestored by a filling. Your dentists will apply an etching gel to your teeth, which provides microscopic holes that retain the sealant material. Then the sealant material, which is a liquid plastic resin, is applied to the etched areas of your tooth enamel. Your dentists in Framingham use a high-tech “curing” light to harden the sealant material. the result is a virtually invisible, protective coating that shields your teeth from damaging bacterial toxins.
You and your children can both save your smiles with dental sealants provided in Framingham. When you take care of your teeth, your teeth will take care of you, giving you years of excellent service. Your dentists in Framingham want to partner with you to protect your smile. Call your dentists at The Cinamon & Hubley Dental Practice in Framingham, Massachusetts today and find out what dental sealants can do for your smile!