Over time, the depressions in your teeth collect food fragments and plaque that can lead to tooth deterioration and, while brushing and flossing are important habits for your oral hygiene, these are areas of your mouth that require different techniques to keep them healthy.
What are Dental Sealants?
Dental Sealants are a simple and efficient tool to protect your teeth against decay. We use an acrylic coating that is invisible once applied to the tooth that wards off plaque and acids. The process for applying a Dental Sealant is quick, easy, and extremely beneficial for the oral health of children and adults alike.
Who Might Require Dental Sealants?
There are many types of reasons you could require a dental sealant, however there are some common signs that might suggest you’re at risk for needing one, including:
- A history of tooth decay
- Showing early signs of tooth decay
- Excessive plaque
- Defects of the tooth enamel
- Patients with orthodontic appliances
How to Prevent the Need for Dental Sealants
There are a couple things one can do to help prevent the need to ever require dental sealants. Dr. Tam Nguyen can provide you with information if you are an at-risk patient, but you can take these steps on your own:
- Eat a balanced diet that’s low on sugar, carbohydrates or highly acidic foods
- Practice good oral hygiene
- Frequent dental examinations
- Frequent flossing