Tooth Sealant for Your Teeth’s Vulnerable Areas
Every person has their own unique grooves and texture on the biting surface of their teeth. These grooves naturally trap cavity-causing bacteria.
An individual toothbrush bristle is wider than the deepest part of these fissures, making it impossible to keep them clean. A dental sealant is a simple, painless way to seal these deep grooves so that cavity-causing bacteria can no longer reach them.
Scottsdale dentist Dr. Rod Gore often places sealants on teeth in adults and children as a part of the dental clinic’s preventive dental care services. These dental sealants act as an effective way to prevent cavities. Made of durable plastic, the sealants are placed on the top of the chewing surface of the tooth. Patients can expect the sealants to last a number of years.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
- Reduce the risk of tooth decay
The tooth sealant bonds into the grooves and depressions of your teeth, forming a protective barrier over the enamel and preventing tooth decay.
- Lessen breeding ground for bacteria
With fewer grooves that create hard-to-clean areas, dental sealants applied by your Scottsdale dentist lessen areas in the mouth where bacteria could grow and cause problems.
- Prevent the accumulation of food debris and plaque
As the sealant covers the grooves and depressions in your teeth, there are fewer surfaces where food can get stuck and turn into plaque.
- Save money down the line
Pit and fissure sealants prevent plaque and bacteria buildup, as well as tooth decay, so you save money on otherwise costly dental procedures.
Patients can anticipate returning to their regular routine immediately following the procedure. Although a sealant prevents decay from starting deep in the fissures, cavity-causing bacteria can still cause decay on other surfaces of the teeth such as along the gumline and in between. Therefore, it’s important to maintain a healthy routine of flossing and brushing daily and returning for your professional cleaning and exam appointments
Sealants are a very inexpensive way of protecting your teeth from expensive restorations caused from decay. In some cases, your insurance may cover this preventative procedure
Why Choose Rod W. Gore DDS Preventive Dental Care?
Here at Rod W. Gore DDS, we provide an array of preventive dental treatments, including:
Since 1991, Dr. Gore has been providing these excellent services, making him one of the most trusted family dentists in Scottsdale, AZ. As an AACD-accredited dentist, he performs preventive dental procedures with expertise, using modern techniques to provide efficiency and comfort for each patient.
With preventative dental treatments from our Scottsdale clinic, you’re guaranteed to get your GOREgeous smile back.
Dr. Rod Gore Main Office
Scottsdale, AZ 85255