At Village Family Dentist, we believe preventative dentistry is the best treatment our patients can receive. Even though regular at-home care practices such as brushing or flossing your teeth can help protect your smile from decay, a majority of patients have pits and grooves that make reaching every area impossible. This is where dental sealants come in; they can help seal these areas of teeth, making it easier to clean your pearly whites.
At our Granville dental office, we offer both tooth-colored and clear sealants, depending upon their preference. Dental sealants are applied to the surface of your teeth, creating a seal that makes the brushing of teeth easier. The dental sealant protects your teeth from bacteria, plaque, and decay that could otherwise get trapped in small crevices. Sealants can last up to several years, depending upon your dental hygiene and lifestyle choices.
Most patients we see at Village Family Dentist have grooves and pits on the chewing surfaces of their teeth; debris and bacteria can get trapped in these areas where a toothbrush cannot reach. The debris and bacteria can then cause decay and ultimately cavities. At your appointment, we can evaluate your teeth and discuss whether a dental sealant would benefit you.
Patients with dental sealants applied to their teeth tend to have less plaque, cavities, and decay. In just a few minutes, you can help ensure you won’t end up needing fillings or other more invasive treatments down the road.