Brushing and flossing are considered the best ways to maintain your oral health and prevent cavities. However, it is not so easy to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your teeth with only these practices. The rear teeth or molars you use to chew your food are often unreachable, thus becoming the favorite place for the leftover food particles and microbial deposits. It results in bacterial infection and may even lead to tooth decay. A dental sealant may help you protect your molars from such food accumulation and bacteria.

What is a Dental Sealant?

A dental sealant happens to be a clear and protective coat that our dentist applies to your teeth, especially your molars and premolars, to protect them from tooth decay. The role of the sealant is to coat your teeth so that the acid produced by the bacteria does not harm them. A single application of dental sealant at our clinic can last up to eight years. By opting for dental sealants, you can maintain your oral health in the long run.

What are Sealants Composed of?

Dental sealants are made using dental-grade plastic. Sometimes, other safe dental materials are also used in designing a dental sealant. The amount of BPA in dental sealants is little. Thus, they do not harm your health.

Who Should Opt for Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are an ideal option for everyone with permanent premolars and molars. You can even walk into our dental clinic with your children for the application of dental sealants. Even when you have grown up free from all the dental issues, dental sealants are a good way to protect your teeth from unforeseen infections.

How are Sealants Applied?

We will begin the application of dental sealants with a deep cleaning of your teeth. After this, we will apply a gel on the teeth that may require a sealant. This gel helps to roughen up the surface of the teeth so that the sealant sticks better on them. Your teeth will be allowed to dry, followed by the application of the sealant.

Finally, we will paint on the sealant to match the appearance of your natural teeth and let them dry. In some cases, we may also use light to accentuate the hardening process.

What is the After-Care of Dental Sealants?

You must follow a proper dental care routine after the application of sealants. It includes brushing and flossing your teeth regularly. Visit our clinic for professional dental cleaning every six months to maintain your oral health. 

Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.

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