If you brush and floss your teeth every day, you’re well on your way to having a beautiful, gleaming smile. You’ll keep most cavities at bay and, as long as you visit your dentist every six months, you’ll have a healthy smile for years to come.
However, through no fault of your own, some of your teeth might be more susceptible to decay than others. In particular, your back molars and premolars have unique grooves that can trap food. Because of your molars’ oddly shaped depressions and ridges, you might not be able to remove food particles simply by brushing and flossing.
Fortunately, a simple dental sealant can solve the problem. At Schererville & Chesterton Family Dentistry, our experienced dentists can quickly, effectively apply sealants that keep cavities at bay to your back teeth.
Along with brushing and flossing, applying sealants can help you guard against cavities. Your dentist places tooth sealants on your back molars, where the material bonds to your teeth’s grooves. The sealant creates a smooth surface on the top of your tooth, which means you have a much easier time brushing, flossing, and removing food particles to prevent decay.
Applying sealants is a simple process that only takes minutes to accomplish. The dentist simply needs to clean and dry your tooth and then place the sealant. Depending on the material your dentist uses, he or she might use a light to help the material bond to your tooth.
With one short, convenient visit, you take one large step towards preventing cavities. Sealants are particularly useful for teens and younger children, but they can help adults avoid tooth decay as well.
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Whether you live in Schererville, IN or Chesterton, IN, our dentists are here to help. We’re open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., so we’re sure we can find you an appointment that fits your busy schedule. Contact our Schererville or Chesterton office today to schedule your appointment for tooth sealants.