Most people have very fine pits or grooves in their teeth, this is where plaque can gather and cause problems. This is not due to a lack of oral hygiene, often the grooves and pits are so small that even a single toothbrush bristle can not fit in them. Sealants will fill these spaces and prevent health problems. Call (651) 731-1560 to learn more.
Tooth decay and cavities are caused by plaque gathering in and around your teeth. To halt this build up of plaque, a plastic compound is put on the tooth and fills the spaces where plaque could build up. Your dental professional will then buff and shape the compound to ensure the natural bite pattern is not affected. This will create a smooth outer surface on your tooth making it impossible for cavities to form.
Maintaining your sealants
After the sealant procedure, patients should avoid foods that could damage the compound such as ice or hard candy. Otherwise, patients are free to eat just about anything they want. Patients should conform to best dental hygiene practises and be sure to maintain regular exams of the sealants to ensure that decay is being prevented as intended.