How many times have you sat in a dentist’s chair and heard the familiar sounds of having a cavity filled? For most reading this, the number won’t be terribly high, but there is a group of people who have sat for that procedure far more often than anyone would like. Sometimes these patients have at least one cavity filled at each appointment! That’s a lot of fillings, and if you can relate to that feeling, it is time to find a better solution! We can help you by introducing you to dental sealants.
The Genetic Problem
The first thing to understand is that there isn’t any shame in needing cavities filled at that rate. In most cases, the decay is happening because of a genetic factor like weak enamel, deeply creviced teeth, or weak saliva. Even with excellent dental care, you will find yourself needing cavities filled because your mouth just can’t fight for itself. At least, that’s how it used to be. We can now offer you some help with dental sealants.
How Sealants Work
Dental sealants create an extra layer of protection between your teeth and the harmful bacteria that cause decay. The process of having sealants placed is easier than you might think. During your next appointment, we will clean your teeth really well and then use a brush to apply the sealant over the chewing surfaces of your teeth. As soon as it dries, you will be ready for a brand new dental experience! Sealants should last for a few years before needing to be repaired or replaced.
There’s no longer a reason for you to put up with constant cavities. With dental sealants, you can finally get protection for your smile. Contact us today to learn more about the sealant procedure. We would love to help you have a happier, healthier smile very soon!