Keeping teeth clear of the plaque that causes tooth decay can be challenging, especially given the surfaces of molars often have tiny crevices where sugar or food can become trapped. A toothbrush can have trouble reaching these areas, making it a challenge for adults, much less children who have yet to master proper brushing technique.
There’s a simple preventative measure our practice offers which can help: dental sealants.
With the aim of making teeth easier to keep clean, dental sealants are a thin coating that Dr. Sprang or Dr. Stoycheff can apply to the surface of molars. This sealant fills in the small crevices where bacteria could otherwise become trapped and develop into tooth decay.
It’s a simple process where the material is brushed on at one appointment and typically lasts for many years before another application is necessary. It’s safe, makes home care a bit easier, and provides extra defense against cavities.