Dental Sealants Treatment
Reduce cavities with dental sealants treatments. Visit West Allis Dental Care.
A sealant is a white material that is applied to the chewing surface grooves of the back teeth (premolars and molars). Everybody has these grooves but some individuals simply have deeper grooves. These grooves are sometimes impossible to keep clean as the toothbrush can not reach them easily. They are snug places for plaque and bits of food to hide, which can lead to decay. A sealant forms a thin covering over these areas to keep out plaque and food and thus decreases the risk of decay. Dental Sealants can last several years and are painless to apply as it is a simple "paint on" type of application. Sealants are most commonly recommended for children, however, teenagers and adults may also benefit from them. For continued protection against decay, sealants are checked and can be re-applied during regular routine dental cleanings and exams.
Protect your teeth and call us today for an appointment to determine if you are a good candidate for sealants. Many insurance companies offer reimbursement for dental sealants. Let West Allis Dental check eligibility for you.
Key ingredients in preventing tooth decay and maintaining a healthy mouth are:
- brush twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste
- floss your teeth daily or use another interdental cleaner
- eat a balanced diet and limit snacks
- visiting West Allis Dental regularly (at least once every 6 months)
Please remember that having sealants on your teeth is no excuse for not brushing. Brushing and following the above mentioned good oral hygiene practices are all needed to work together in keeping a healthy smile and happy teeth! This will help your overall health as well.