Our back molars could be considered as one of the most important parts of our mouth. They chew, bite, and break down food, and they need to be protected. We offer dental sealants in Norristown, Pennsylvania, to protect these teeth from decay.
Dr. Carp, Dr. Oh, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Goldwater provide sealants, which are thin plastic coatings that are painted onto the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The sealant bonds and molds to the shape of the tooth and even mirrors the tiny grooves and creases.
Brushing and flossing regularly helps eliminate any bacteria or food particles, but we are sometimes unable to reach far back into our mouth and clean deeply. Sealants protect these teeth from the bacteria by covering the tooth and blocking everything out. This is a great way to keep your teeth healthy and strong.
The process of applying a sealant is painless and easy. It involves your dentist carefully cleaning your teeth and then drying them. Next, your dentist will apply a gentle acid solution on the chewing surfaces to roughen them slightly. This will help the sealant form a strong bond. Our dentist will rinse and dry your teeth, and then paint the sealant onto the tooth. If the sealant takes a long time to harden, a special light is used and will cause it to harden quickly.
If you are interested in protecting your teeth with dental sealants, call us today!