Your tooth enamel is strong, dense, and durable, but can still be penetrated by burrowing bacteria. A constant way to prevent this kind of damage is through daily brushing and flossing, but it is important to remember that there are other preventative measures that can be taken. One way to protect the tooth is through a technique that our specialists at Creative Smiles Dental Care are pleased to offer, which is called dental sealing.
Dental sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces of the premolars and the molars in order to seal off the areas that debris can become lodged in and bacteria can infest. Why these areas? The molars and premolars are the teeth in the back of the mouth with small divots and little points that are used to crush and chew food. Small crevices can be formed on these surfaces that are too deep and narrow for a toothbrush to reach, creating an area for food to become stuck. The food attracts bacteria that create plaque and eventually form cavities. It is important to protect these teeth from infection.
When a dental sealant is covering the tooth, bacteria cannot get to into the tiny grooves. You can come into Creative Smiles Dental Care so Dr. Purvesh Malaviya can apply a sealant to your back teeth. This process begins with a thorough cleaning that is followed by a preparatory chemical coating. Then the sealant is applied to your teeth and a light is used to harden it.
You can make an appointment with our practice in Brockton, Massachusetts, to receive dental sealants by calling 508-588-1400. We look forward to seeing you here!