Seal Out Decay Today!

Atlanta GA Dentist That Offers SealantsYour teeth are a very important feature of your body. Of course, the teeth are regularly taken for granted, and they do much more than most people give them credit for. The teeth help you chew your food, they help you speak and enunciate your words properly, they offer a smile to others, support one another, support your jaw bone and your entire facial structure to give you a pleasant appearance. Protecting your teeth from cavities is a much more important mission that simply keeping a tooth healthy. If one tooth is unhealthy, the neighboring teeth are vulnerable; and the teeth adjacent to them become vulnerable until the entire mouth is put at risk. Protecting your smile is a much bigger job than most people realize.

Flossing the teeth daily and brushing the teeth at least twice a day are essential at-home dental care. Regular dental visits are also vital because they provide your dentist the opportunity to thoroughly clean your teeth and examine your entire mouth for any issues. Yet, there is another opportunity for provide your smile with a layer of protection to seal out harm. Dental sealants are an effective preventive measure that are used to protect the teeth from cavities and decay. Patients of all ages can benefit from this simple procedure because dental sealants do as their name implies: they “seal out” harm from the teeth.

Every time you eat, sugars, bacteria, and acids are left behind inside your mouth. The back teeth (the pre-molars and molars) have very rough surfaces for chewing and breaking down the foods that you eat. It is in these rough surfaces, consisting of deep grooves and pits, that food particles become trapped. Floss is not designed to clean these areas, and toothbrushes often cannot reach down into the deepest grooves to clean them effectively. Once sugars, bacteria, and acids become trapped in these pits, they begin to eat away at the tooth enamel, creating cavities and dental decay. To prevent this deterioration of the back teeth, dental sealants can be applied to provide a barrier against harmful substances entering the molars and pre-molars.

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are applied to the back teeth in order to create a protective layer on top of the pre-molars and molars. These sealants seep down into the grooves and pits, and then the sealants are filled almost to the tops of the back teeth. Once the sealant materials are put in place, they are hardened with a special curing light that bonds the materials to the teeth. The procedure itself takes approximately 2-3 minutes per tooth, and there is absolutely no pain associated with dental sealant application.

Dental sealants are touted for their ability to offer protection to the back teeth that nothing else can. Dentists have widely offered dental sealants to children once their molars erupt inside their mouth. However, dental sealants offer the same protection to adults as they do to children. Adults who are cavity-prone, who have deeper grooves and pits in their molars, or who are simply concerned with their oral health and want to do whatever they can to protect their teeth are all great candidates for dental sealants.

As long as dental sealants remain in place, they offer protection against decay by simply not allowing harmful substances to enter the deep fissures of the back teeth. Dental sealants also provide an easy surface on the pre-molars and molars for brushing. Your dentist will examine the sealants at every appointment to ensure that they are still properly adhered to the teeth. Re-application is necessary approximately every 2-4 years for those who choose to utilize the protection that dental sealants offer.

Dental sealants are truly a simple, yet very effective, means of preventative dentistry. The cost associated with dental sealants is minimal to the costs of dental repair and restoration associated with decay, damage, and tooth loss. At Pure Dental Health, we are proud to offer this preventative measure to patients of all ages who wish to protect their smile. Contact us today to learn more about this simple procedure and how it can benefit you and your entire family.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Justin Scott
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Pure Dental Health  Atlanta Dentist
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642

Dental Sealants

If there were an easy fix to protect your teeth in order to successfully and easily (and without any pain!) prevent cavities and tooth decay, would you be interested? Well, let us talk about dental sealants. Dental sealants are thin, plastic coverings that are painted onto the surfaces of the back teeth in order to “seal out” damage from decay. Dental sealants are only available through your dentist’s office, and are typically applied after a thorough dental cleaning when the teeth are at their cleanest. This simple dental treatment has the ability to protect the premolars and molars for up to four years, making it well worth any out of pocket investment. At Pure Dental Health we are proud to offer dental sealants to patients of all ages as a preventive measure in promoting optimal oral health.

As we eat, food particles inevitably become trapped in the back teeth. The premolars and molars have rough surfaces for the specific purpose of chewing and crushing food for easy digestion. However, it is these rough surfaces that are filled with deep grooves and pits that trap food and invite plaque and decay to invade the mouth. Germs and bacteria use the sugars in foods to produce acids inside the mouth. Over time, these acids eat away at the tooth enamel and cause a cavity to form in the tooth. Dental sealants have the single minded function of sealing out tooth decay. Dental sealants “seal out” food particles from becoming trapped in the premolars and molars so that acids do not collect in the grooves and depressions and eat away at the enamel. Having dental sealants applied to the teeth is one of the most cost-effective and beneficial means of dental prevention. They save money for patients by avoiding fillings, crowns, or other costly dental treatments and repairs to restore decayed teeth.

Pure Dental Health is proud to offer dental sealants to patients of all ages. Not many years in the past, dental sealants were only offered to children and adolescents as their teeth developed. However, dentists today understand the high impact that dental sealants play in the preventative measure of oral health, and now offer dental sealants to patients of all ages. Contact our practice today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you protect your smile for years to come

Posted on behalf of Dr. Justin Scott
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Pure Dental HealthAtlanta Dentist
2285 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 203
Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone: (678) 666-3642