Dental Sealants: The Facts

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Do you ever wonder if there may be something you can consider doing to keep your teeth strong? Are you worried about your little one’s oral health? If you are, there are a number of options you can consider. For instance, using mouthwash could help, but have you heard of dental sealants?

Fortunately, sealants offer an important benefit: namely, they can help you prevent tooth decay. You see, sealants are actually designed to protect your teeth from decay. Furthermore, since sealants are made of clear synthetic plastic materials, they won’t affect the appearance of your teeth.

Sadly, dentists sometimes recommend sealants over your back teeth, since they’re hard to clean. To make matters worse, your back teeth are pitted, which means they can harbor the bad plaque and bacteria that can lead to cavities. In other words, if you have a sealant placed over your back teeth, you’ll be safe from cavities. Furthermore, if you keep your sealant clean, you should enjoy its protection for many years.

If you’d like to learn more about the care our team can offer or about dental sealants, please feel free to give Monroe Family Dentistry a call at 734-241-6550. Our dentist, Dr. Jeremy Dull, and our entire team will be happy to address any questions you may have. We’re excited to meet with you soon!