Patients at Durham Dental Group in Durham NC know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, dentists know the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This material is a resin that bonds to them, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.
Many people assume that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can be beneficial for adults as well. If you are wondering if sealants are right for you, ask us at your next appointment.
Sealants are a simple dental procedure that can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.
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