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Dental Sealants

Did you know dental sealants can help prevent cavities?

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities, but it can be difficult to clean each and every groove and depression in your teeth especially your back teeth, you use to chew. Once bacteria are stuck in the pits it will generally stay there and decay the tooth rapidly, resulting in cavities.

Top surfaces of the teeth are often very rough and pitted with deep contours, welcome the development of tooth decay. These deep fissures can trap bacteria and are harder to clean, even for people who are diligent about dental care.

Teeth that have deep pits, such as molars are mostly susceptible to decay. It is extremely hard to clean fissures in teeth with a toothbrush.

Effectively penetrating and sealing pits and fissures in the surfaces of teeth can prevent cavities.

Dental sealant is a thin, protective coating that adheres to the chewing surface of your back teeth to block out tooth decay.

Sealants help to provide extra protection for your back teeth as bacteria can get into the tiny crevices and stay there. Back teeth are uneven, rough and a favorite place for leftover food and for cavity causing bacteria to hide.

When the cavity causing bacteria that are there in everyone’s mouth meet leftover food particles, they produce acids that can create holes/cavities in teeth. Sealant does not let bacteria, sugars or acids get into them and decay the tooth.

Dental sealants cover the teeth and help protects them from plaque and keep your teeth clean and cavity free. Dental sealants are routinely being done in reputed dental clinics in Delhi.

However, the purpose of dental sealants is not to replace a consistent dental care routine of brushing twice daily. Brushing and flossing are still the best ways to remove plaque and help prevent tooth decay.

Dental sealants can keep cavities from forming and may even stop early stages of decay from becoming a full-blown cavity.

Tooth sealants are an option for all age groups. Tooth decay in the pits and fissures of the teeth can begin early in life, due to this reason dentists in Delhi recommend sealants for children and teens. Dentists in India and dentists in Delhi are counseling patients about the importance of dental sealants for them and their children.

Sealing these teeth as soon as they grow in fully can keep your teeth cavity-free from the start. This is so that the deep grooves and pits that are normally found on the chewing surface of the teeth are filled in before any decay sets in.

Children especially can benefit from dental sealants because the sealants help their dental health remain stable. A dental sealant also helps in preventing cavities in an adult and keeping their teeth healthy.

Protecting back teeth from the very start greatly reduces the chances of getting cavities or worse dental issues later on. Dental sealants act as a physical barrier between destructive bacteria and the vulnerable parts of teeth, to prevent cavities by adding an extra level of protection.

Sealants help to make sure that you never need to worry about bacteria getting stuck in there again. It is always better to be preventative when it comes to your teeth rather than have to deal with a larger dental issue down the road. Dental clinics in India have seen an increased awareness for preventive dentistry in the recent past.

A sealed tooth is far less likely to develop a cavity, require more expensive dental treatment later on, or, most importantly, cause your child pain.

Sealed teeth require the same conscientious dental hygiene as unsealed teeth. Sealants usually last for several years before they need to be reapplied. You should visit your dentist regularly for a professional cleanings and evaluation to ensure good oral health.

You and your child will benefit from a preventive treatment proven to reduce decay by more than 70 percent.

Posted By – Dr. Shriya