Dental Sealants – Precautions in Tooth Decay

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Worried about your teeth? Concerned about the different procedures? Don’t be afraid!

Dental sealants are a safe procedure to cover up the teeth. To be specific, dental sealants are plastic coatings that are mostly placed on the chewing surface of the permanent back teeth along the molars and premolars, to help protect them from decay.

Why are Dental Sealants Placed on Chewing Surfaces?

The chewing surfaces are the regions like molar and premolar teeth which have grooves that make them vulnerable to tooth decay. This area can be broad, and is difficult to clean. It can also be narrower than a single bristle of a toothbrush! If the chewing surfaces of these teeth are repaired with the sealant, it will help protect those teeth.

Benefit of Sealants

Sealants provide extra protection for the pitted areas by providing a smooth covering over the fissured area. Dental sealants are placed in adults, on deep grooves and fissures that do not already have fillings or dental sealants.

Except for an allergy that may exist, there are no known side effects from dental sealants.

Keep your teeth healthy and protected! For problems related to gum disease and Root Canal Techniques. Contact us at St. Catharines at Niagara Periodontics for more information!

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