Pit and fissure sealants are a great way for dentists to help prevent cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are a thin plastic resin placed into the deep grooves of the teeth to protect them from bacteria and food particles. They are typically used on the permanent molars, but can also be used on other teeth.
The sealant is applied to the tooth surface at the dentist’s office. The dentist will first clean the teeth and then apply an acidic solution to the pits and fissures. This solution helps the sealant adhere better to the tooth surface. The dentist then rinses off the solution and air dries the tooth surface. The sealant is then applied and hardened with a special light.
The sealant provides a barrier between the tooth and bacteria, food particles, and acids. This barrier prevents cavities and tooth decay by keeping the bacteria and acids away from the tooth surface. Sealants can last up to 10 years with the proper care and maintenance. Sealants are a great way to help prevent tooth decay and cavities. They are easy to apply and can last for many years with proper care.
If you are looking for a way to help protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay, then consider having sealants applied to your teeth. Talk to our dentist to see if sealants are right for you.