Do you often struggle to clean the teeth at the back used for chewing (called molars)? Did you know that your molars are a favourite place for leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria to hide owing to their rough and uneven structure?
But there is a solution to help keep those teeth clean with dental sealants. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic protective coating adhering to the chewing surface of your molars. They keep food particles and bacteria from sticking into the rough chewing surfaces of your molars and protect your teeth from plaque. Sealants can prevent cavities from forming and can stop early stage decays from progressing into cavities. Sealants reduce the risk of decays by 80% and are beneficial in both children and adults. Placing sealants as early as when molar come through can keep them cavity-free from the start and thus save time and money in the long run.
simple and painless process. It would take only a few minutes. Your teeth to be sealed is thoroughly cleaned and dried. Then an acidic gel is applied on your teeth to roughen up your tooth surface so that the sealant bonds strongly to your tooth. Then the gel is rinsed off after a few seconds and your tooth dried. Then the sealant is applied onto the grooves of your tooth and a special blue light is used to harden the sealant.
A sealant makes your tooth surface smooth so that it becomes easier for you to brush and clean your teeth. It can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years.