Brushing is one of the very best ways to prevent oral health issues, but sometimes it isn’t enough by itself. Every mouth has a few hard to reach places that are difficult to clean with a brush – and they don’t always get fully cleaned. When they aren’t cleaned, those teeth are at risk for tooth decay. Sealants are the extra level of defense against tooth decay.
Dental sealant is a plastic resin that bonds to the grooves in the area of a tooth used for chewing. The grooves of a tooth are filled and the surface becomes smoother when it is sealed. This improves its ability to keep plaque at bay. Tooth brushing also becomes easier with sealants and it’s more effective at preventing tooth decay.
Typically, sealants last anywhere from three to over five years. Sealants only provide your teeth protection when they are fully intact, so if one comes out you need to let Dr. Griffin know as soon as possible.
If you are interested in learning more about dental sealants in the Boystown and Wrigleville neighborhood, please give Northalsted Dental Spa a call today at 773-296-0325 or make an appointment using our online form. We look forward to talking with you!