Date:   January 24, 2017

Dental Sealants Help Prevent Tooth Decay

Dental sealants help prevent tooth decay by creating a barrier between tooth enamel and the bacteria that can cause tooth decay. The chewing surface of molar teeth are especially prone to tooth decay. Even with regular brushing and flossing, it’s impossible for toothbrush bristles to reach to the bottom of the grooves of your back teeth. A dental sealant is a resin material that is applied to the chewing surface grooves, protecting the tooth by “sealing out” plaque bacteria and food.

Find Out If Dental Sealants Are For You

Ask us whether sealants can put extra power behind your prevention program during your next dental visit. Get further details on dental sealants from the National Institutes of Health and from the American Dental Association Mouth Healthy site.