Dr. Dana Baldwin provides dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities and help keep your smile healthy. While sealants are typically offered to children, adults at greater risk of tooth decay can also benefit from this preventive treatment. Call our Dental Center for more information and to set up your appointment with our skilled dentists.
Sealant’s Intended Function
Sealants are used by dentists as a preventive measure to safeguard your teeth from bacteria that can cause disease. The deep grooves in your molars assist in breaking down food during chewing. With time, the accumulation of food and bacteria in these grooves can lead to tooth decay, commonly known as cavities. Sealants are applied to these areas to prevent bacteria from reaching them.
Benefits of dental sealants
- Protection against decay: Dental sealants provide a protective barrier against bacteria and food particles that can cause decay.
- Easy application: The application of dental sealants is quick, painless, and does not require any drilling or removal of tooth structure.
- Cost-effective: Dental sealants are a cost-effective way to prevent tooth decay, as they can last for several years and are less expensive than fillings or other restorative procedures.
- Improved oral health: By protecting teeth from decay, dental sealants can improve overall oral health and prevent the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future.