Upon meeting, the first thing a stranger notices is your smile – it’s a well-known fact. Sadly, knowing that fun fact makes many of us with flawed smiles very self-conscious. If these flaws are due to some type of an accident, there are implants that can solve the issue. But if the flaws are due to poor dental hygiene, the issue can be more complicated. This is why it is so important to always look after your smile in between dental appointments. Because when we become lax on our daily dental hygiene, our grins will likely develop dental issues like tooth decay, cavities, or something else that may result in pain and infection.
If you suffer from this affliction, don’t worry – there is a solution to fight against this – dental sealants.
Dental sealant is a thin plastic film painted on the chewing surface of teeth that typically lasts as long as 5 to 10 years. And if you are worried about the pain factor, the process is short and easy. After the tooth is cleaned, a special gel is placed on the chewing surface, washed off and dried. Then, the sealant is painted on the tooth. The dentist or dental hygienist also may shine a light on the tooth to help harden the sealant, but it doesn’t take longer than a minute to form a protective shield and can be reapplied if they are no longer in place.
Decay damages teeth permanently and sealants protect them from many future dental issues from occurring, but they also save time and money associated with dental fillings. Dental sealants have been proven a safe and cost-efficient dental procedure for patients prone to cavities.
For more information about dental sealants, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
Dr. Schneider proudly serve patients from Mooresville and all surrounding areas.