No one likes dealing with cavities, so why not do everything possible to avoid them? Even with routine brushing, decay is still a possibility. Some people are simply more likely to get a cavity, while others may have a difficult time brushing certain areas of their smile. If these describe you, getting dental sealants is the way to go.
Sealants act as a barrier between your teeth and the outside elements. While we usually apply them to the back molars, they can be used to protect any part of your smile. So, who can get sealants? Anyone! They are commonly used for defending children’s teeth against plaque, tartar, and food particles, but adults are more than welcome to try this treatment as well.
The application process is completely pain-free and should only take about 10 minutes from start to finish. Once the dentist cleans and dries the tooth, he’ll place an acidic gel to roughen the tooth’s surface. After that’s completed, we’ll rinse the gel off and dry the tooth one more time. Finally, Dr. Barker will apply the sealant and harden it with a blue light.