Taking the Next Step with Sealants

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Did you know there is another protective measure for the deep crevices of your pre-molar and molar teeth? Those particularly hard to reach places are difficult enough to reach, but dental sealants may be the answer for you. 29th Street Dental Care is determined to provide the care and treatment for you to protect your teeth further than the norms of flossing and brushing your teeth every day.

Known as the “chewing” teeth, pre-molar and moral surfaces are the dominant teeth covered in plastic coatings. This is because food particles tend to get lodged in the deep fissures more than the ones up front. With these need sealants, the tooth is protected for deterioration and plaque buildup.

Usually lasting several years, new sealants can be determined on the wear of the old sealant. Your dentist can assess and recommend another varnish, so be sure to visit biannually. For your children, sealants can only be placed once the tooth has erupted from the gum. For adults, sealants can also be placed on other permanent teeth if grooves and pits appear.

The dental sealant process is done by first cleaning the tooth with a rotating brush covered in a formula. After washed off and dried, an acidic combination is added for a small amount of time to the area with fissures. It is then washed off so a sealant can be attached to the rough, microscopic surface. The tooth is dried again before placing a liquid sealant with the use of either a two-component dental sealant or a light to strengthen the covering. With this final step, you will be ready to go back to your daily regimen of brushing and flossing.

Here in Chickasha, Oklahoma, call 405-222-0222 to schedule an appointment or consultation. 29th Street Dental Care will help you determine whether you are qualified for dental sealants, and we will be happy to serve you and your dental care needs.