Cavities are a result of bacteria and food particles accumulating on your teeth and producing acids that harm tooth enamel. Cleaning every nook and cranny of your mouth at home can be challenging, especially in the back molars.

At Peerzada Smiles, we offer a solution – dental sealants. Our professionals apply these protective layers to even out the surface of your back teeth and safeguard them against cavities, buildup, and tooth loss.

What are Dental Sealants?

Molars and premolars often have deep grooves and pits where food particles and bacteria can hide, making them susceptible to cavities. Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings that go over the chewing surfaces of these teeth to shield them from damage.

The process of placing dental sealants is straightforward. First, your dentist will clean the tooth's surface to remove any debris or plaque. They also apply a special gel to roughen the tooth's surface and help the sealant bond to the tooth.

Afterward, a professional applies tooth-colored sealant material onto the tooth's surface and shines a curing light over it to harden the sealant.

Why Get Dental Sealants

The benefits of getting dental sealants are numerous:

  • Sealants act as a barrier, preventing food particles and bacteria from causing cavities.
  • The application process is painless and doesn't require drilling or anesthesia.
  • Sealants blend with your natural tooth color and are almost invisible, preserving the appearance of your smile.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are mostly recommended for children and teenagers, since their new permanent molars are more susceptible to cavities. However, adults can also benefit if they have deep grooves or are prone to cavities.

Are Dental Sealants Permanent?

Dental sealants are not permanent, but they can last up to 10 years with proper care. After that time, your dentist will need to apply new ones as they naturally wear off.

Do Dental Sealants Require Special Care?

Taking care of your dental sealants is easy. Here's a quick list of care tips:

  • Maintain regular dental check-ups.
  • Practice good oral hygiene with daily brushing and flossing.
  • Avoid chewing on hard objects like ice or hard candies.
  • Be mindful of your diet and minimize sugary and acidic foods and drinks.
  • Wear a mouthguard if you participate in contact sports or grind your teeth.

Book an Appointment at Peerzada Smiles to Keep Your Teeth Safe

Ready to protect your smile with dental sealants? We're here to make sure your teeth stay healthy and radiant. Call our team today to book a visit!

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