Preventive Dental Care and Sealants in Monroe, CT
Preventative dental care is the best way to avoid dental problems. Dental sealants help reduce the likelihood of getting cavities. Twice daily brushing/flossing and twice yearly visits to the dentist are the basis of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, and dental sealants are an extra measure that can help.
Your back teeth are full of deep pits and grooves that can be difficult to clean because toothbrush bristles can’t get to the bottom of them. When a sealant is placed, those pits and grooves are cleaned out and a protective coating is placed over them to help make sure food and plaque does not get trapped in the deepest parts.
They are usually placed on children when the permanent back teeth first come out, but can be placed at any age.