While brushing and flossing during a regular at-home hygiene routine is the best way to prevent cavities, it’s not always simple. Molars are rough to clean and generally are a great place for cavity-causing bacteria to remain. However, with the help of dental sealants, these teeth can be protected. At Miami Smile Dental, we offer a dental sealant service to patients of all ages to prevent tooth decay.
More About Dental Sealants
A sealant is a thin protective coating on the teeth. While this isn’t a substitute for brushing and flossing, they can help to prevent cavities from forming and even prevent early decay. When a sealant has been applied, it keeps bits of food out and stops bacteria from staying on the teeth that would lead to decay and cavities later. While it is best to get dental sealants as early as possible, they can be given to any of our dental patients in Miami Florida.
How are Dental Sealants Applied?
Dental sealants are a quick and effortless process. Our dentist in Miami cleans and dries the teeth and then places a gel on the teeth. This gel roughs up the surface, so that a bond can form between both the tooth and the sealant. After a brief period, the gel is rinsed off, and the tooth is dried again. A special light is used to harden the sealant material. Sealants can even be used over early tooth decay areas to prevent future damage too. Our dentist can keep a close eye on spots as the sealant material is clear. Sealants generally last for several years before needing to be reapplied.
Call to Schedule an Appointment to Discuss Dental Sealants Today
When you’re wondering if you’re a viable candidate for dental sealants, call our Miami Florida dental office, Miami Smile Dental. Our dental experts can discuss the process with you and schedule you an appointment. Call 305-670-5100 today.