You must make sure that you protect your teeth from harm, and sealants can help you do that. Caring Dental can help you protect your teeth against cavities. We have a lot of experience with different treatment options, and we will use them to reduce your chances of developing oral tooth decay.
Even though we can certainly fill cavities after they have developed, we believe it is better to stop them from happening in the first place. Learn more about sealants below, and give us a call to make an appointment with our team.
An Overview of Sealants
Sealants come in many shapes and forms. You should envision them as a poncho for your teeth. If you have leftover food in your mouth, bacteria can ingest it, releasing acid as a byproduct. It is this acid that leads to enamel degradation, causing cavities.
Therefore, sealants aim to prevent bacteria and acids from degrading your teeth. Just as a poncho will keep you dry during a storm, sealants can stop your teeth from being coated in acid from bacteria, reducing your chances of developing cavities.
Who Needs Sealants?
Just about everyone who comes to our office can benefit from sealants. As children, our first molars come in around six years of age. Then, you should expect your next few molars to come in around 12 years of age. It is these molars that can benefit the most from sealants. We can apply sealants to these molars, reducing the risk of developing cavities. If you want to know if they are right for you, we encourage you to give us a call to make an appointment.
How We Apply Sealants
The good news is that applying sealants to the surfaces of your teeth is a painless process. We clean and dry your teeth to get the sealants to sit properly. Then, we will apply some gel to your teeth, making them a bit rough so the sealant will stick to the tooth.
After this, we will rinse off the gel and apply the sealant to your teeth. We want to ensure it gets in between the grooves of the teeth. We will cure the sealants using a blue light to harden the sealant and protect your teeth from harm.
You might notice that the architecture of your teeth has changed slightly with the addition of the sealant. Getting used to them might take a few meals, but they are important because they can reduce your chances of dealing with oral tooth decay later.
Call Caring Dental To Make an Appointment for Sealants
Rely on our Caring Dental team to protect your teeth from harm. If you want to learn more about how sealants can help you, call us to make an appointment for sealants in Baltimore, MD. We would be honored to help you.