Should You Receive Dental Sealants?

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If you, like a great many people, have teeth that are full of deep textures that riddle the biting surfaces of the molars and premolars, know that this is normal. However, it can also bring a few health risks if these areas are difficult to clean when brushing and flossing. If food particles and plaque remain stuck, they can cause you to develop tooth decay and cavities that may result in the placement of large dental fillings.

To help prevent future dental issues, our dentist may recommend dental sealants to fill the biting surfaces of your back teeth and prevent cavities. We create these dental sealants from durable plastic resin, painting the liquid onto each molar and premolar before hardening the substance with a special ultraviolet light to provide a barrier that prevents plaque and food particles from creating tooth decay in the tooth enamel. Otherwise, these occlusal surfaces can be at a great risk due to their deep pits and fissures. The application process of dental sealants can be quick and easy, typically following the completion of a routine visit to the dentist.

Because dental sealants are highly durable, they are known to protect the back teeth for many years without wearing away during your daily habits of brushing and flossing your teeth. However, they should not replace these habits because they are not a substitute for proper oral hygiene.

To learn more about how dental sealants in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, help to prevent cavities in molars and premolars, we invite you to call Geza Locsey DDS at 614-866-1234 for a visit with Dr. Geza Locsey, Dr. Linda Smith, or Dr. Carly Locsey!