At OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City, our patients know that regular brushing and flossing is essential for good dental health. But even working together, brushing and flossing can’t get every small groove and depression in your teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.
Dental sealants are a plastic material applied to the chewing surface of your permanent molars. The sealant helps to protect them from the bacteria and acids that cause tooth decay.
Parents might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they can protect adult teeth, too. The procedure is quick and painless, and can improve your dental health by protecting the surfaces that are most vulnerable to decay.
Dental sealants have been in use since the 1970s, and many studies since that time have shown they are effective. A single application can last for years. They aren’t permanent, but can be re-applied. Sealants are not, however, a substitute for brushing and flossing. And you’ll still need to protect your teeth with fluoride.
If you have any questions about dental sealants, call us at OKC Smiles in Oklahoma City. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Visit our smile gallery to see before-and-after pictures of some of our satisfied patients. Our office is wheelchair accessible for your convenience.
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