Regular brushing and flossing is essential for good dental health. But a toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a protective coating applied to the biting surfaces of the teeth. Think of them as an added layer of protection: they help to prevent cavities from forming. Studies have shown that using sealants can reduce the risk of tooth decay by nearly eighty percent!
Studies also bear out that kids without dental sealants have nearly three times as many cavities as those who do.
The dental sealant process if quick, painless, and straightforward. The teeth are first cleansed, and then the sealants are applied in liquid form. We use a special light to dry them.
Dental sealants from St. Mary’s Dental in Mechanicsville can last for many years, and can be re-applied if need be. Our patients come from North Waldorf, East Huntingtown, and South Laplata for our general and family dentistry. Schedule an appointment today!