Using dental sealants to help stop the development of cavities

If you are looking for the best way to prevent cavities in the smile, our team at Your Smile Dental Wellness Center in McDonough, Georgia, is available to assist with the added benefit of dental sealants. Dental sealants are a reliable preventative measure that can be taken to reduce one’s risk of developing cavities, especially on the molars in the back of the mouth that often have grooves where sugars and bacteria can collect.

How do dental sealants work?

Dental sealants are described as a plastic material applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This creates a protective barrier that prevents food and bacteria from getting into the grooves and causing cavities. Sealants can last several years and must be reapplied as they wear down.

Who benefits from dental sealants?

Children and adults with a higher risk of developing cavities can benefit from dental sealants. This includes people who have deep grooves in their teeth, dry mouth, or do not practice good oral hygiene. Sealants are especially beneficial for children as their permanent molars come in around age six or seven.

How do I care for my sealants?

It is vital to practice good oral hygiene habits even if you have sealants. That means brushing twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings. Sealants do wear down over time and need to be reapplied.

I’m an adult; can I benefit from dental sealants?

Absolutely! Our team will often recommend them to patients who are at a significant disadvantage in terms of protecting their smiles from cavities. During an evaluation, Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales can make a recommendation for adults who will benefit from the application of quality dental sealants.

Call Dr. Yvonne Caton-Hospedales of McDonough, Georgia, today!

If you live in or around the community and are interested in learning how to protect teeth from cavities, it may be time for you to consider the benefits of dental sealants for teeth. Call the office at (770) 727-3378 and visit at 854 Hampton Road. We are currently open for new patients and families in the area seeking comprehensive dental care professionals.