Flagstaff Downtown Dental – Family & Cosmetic DentistryHighly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth, dental sealants are a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Sealants protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.
Although sealants protect the chewing surfaces of teeth from decay, it is important to note that they do not protect the surfaces in between teeth. Flossing, fluoride rinses and attention to diet are the best ways to protect from interproximal decay.
For an appointment concerning dental sealants, call us today.