Dental Caries often occur at the chewing surfaces of the teeth or the back teeth which includes the premolars and the molars. It is due to the deep depressions and crevices of the teeth which house the bacteria and food debris that results in cavities later on.
Dental Sealants are a minimally invasive, preventive treatment which prevents cavity-causing bacteria and plaque from forming in the pits and fissures of the back or the chewing teeth. These crevices and fissure grooves are the biting surfaces that are most susceptible to having plaque, bacteria, and calculus.
Heresi Dental Care offers Dental Sealant, a thin plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth, to add a protective barrier over the enamel layer of the teeth to promote optimum dental health.
Indications When to Have Dental Sealants
- The patient has a history of dental caries
- Teeth have deep pits and fissures
- Poor oral hygiene and practices
- Defects in the tooth enamel
Advantages of Dental Sealants:
Sealants last long
The dental sealant protects the teeth for up to ten years; however, it must be maintained and continually checked by the dentist to make sure that they are in the best condition, without cracks or any damage, to resist cavities and bacteria in the mouth. The possible entry route for these cavity-causing bacteria is through the cracks, the sealant acquired and the edge or the margin of the sealant. If dental sealants are worn down and not properly taken care of, the decay will build up under the sealant. Make sure to visit a dentist every six months to evaluate the teeth if needed maintenance or replacements.
Dental Sealants are Safe
Heard of BPA? It has been the biggest factor in the safety of dental sealants. The Bisphenol A is a resin used in many types of plastic. It is said that the BPA can be harmful to the health of children, but it is not conclusive and proven. Dental Sealants are proven to be safe both for children and adults and put no harmful effects on the child’s health.
Sealants are effective
Dental Caries or cavities by definition is an upset of the balance between losing and gaining of minerals from the surface of the tooth. Dental Sealants reduce the risks of cavities in the teeth and prevent lesions from developing in the molars and premolars pit and fissures. However, patients should not entirely rely on sealants alone. They have to practice proper oral hygiene to ensure good dental health condition.
Causes of Tooth Decay
- Continual intake of fermentable carbohydrates and sugary foods
- Poor oral hygiene
- Insufficient fluoride intake
- Plaque formation
- Dry mouth
Tips to Counter Tooth Decay
- Regularly brush the teeth using fluoridated toothpaste
- Rinse the mouth regularly
- Keep up with regular dental visits
- Stick choosing healthy foods
- Limit consuming unhealthy snacks and drinks
- Get Dental Sealants
Get added protection to your teeth with Dental Sealants in Fredericksburg, VA. Book your appointment with Heresi Dental Care! Our dental office is located at 2501 Fall Hill Ave., Suite A, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.