Posted .

Do you ever wonder what you can do to keep your teeth healthy? Are you interested in learning more about keeping your children’s teeth healthy and strong? If so, have you ever heard about the benefits of dental sealants? This useful treatment can help you or your children fight off tooth decay.

Please don’t misunderstand: dental sealants should not be treated as a substitute for brushing and flossing. Instead, dental sealants are a coating that’s applied to the chewing surface of your teeth to prevent cavities and tooth decay. Sealants are made out of a clear synthetic plastic material.

Sealants are often used to treat molars. You see, molars are usually pitted, meaning they can harbor bad bacteria. This can actually leave your molars more vulnerable to decay than other places. Placing a sealant over the tooth can help protect your teeth from these bad bacteria. If the dental sealant is cared for properly, it can last for years and effectively protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay.

If you’re interested in learning more about dental sealants, please don’t hesitate to give Michael D. Doty, D.D.S. a call at 276-628-6251. Our dentist, Dr. Michael Doty, will be happy to answer any questions you have and to see if you’re a good candidate for dental sealants. We look forward to hearing from you soon.