Our teeth are constantly being covered by a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. When we eat a food containing sugar, the bacteria turns the sugar into acid. The acid is what attacks the teeth, forming decay (cavities). Sealants are a way to help protect the teeth and prevent decay. One of the most common places decay happens is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Your back teeth have many grooves in them in which the bacteria can thrive. These grooves are hard to keep clean, even with regular brushing and flossing. Because of this Dr Finley may recommend dental sealants.
A dental sealant is a plastic material applied to these grooves in the back teeth. This sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque, bacteria, and food. A sealant is easy to apply and only takes a few minutes per tooth. No numbing is necessary. The sealant is tooth colored and blends nicely. At Dr. Finley’s we are confident that our Sealants will help prevent tooth decay. Our sealants are also very affordable.
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