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Preventing Decay:  Sealants

Dental sealant is a plastic material that acts as a barrier to prevent cavities on permanent teeth. Dental sealants are typically placed on the chewing surface of the molars and premolars, located in the back of the mouth. Sealants are applied to these teeth specifically due to their deep grooves and depressions among their chewing surfaces. The deep grooves and depressions within the tooth make it harder for the patient to keep clean, resulting in a cavity. The process of placing a sealant is fast and easy. The sealant is painted directly on to the tooth and is hardened by a special light. They can be placed by one of our assistants, hygienists, or doctors here at Commerce Drive Dental. Once the sealant is applied to the grooves and depressions of the tooth, food debris and plaque are sealed out. That part of the tooth is then protected against decay.

If you have any questions on sealants or if you or a family member is interested, don’t hesitate to call our office! We are here to answer any of your questions!

– from Becca W. (Dental Hygienist)

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