December 17, 2014
In my last blog I wrote about dental sealants and fluoride and how they are used to prevent and limit tooth decay.
In this blog I want to focus on dental sealants. Sealants are dental composite materials that are applied directly to the chewing surfaces of baby teeth and newly erupted permanent teeth. They form a protective barrier between the naturally occurring deep grooves of molar teeth and foods that can cause decay.
Sealants are very thin coatings for enamel and are held to the tooth’s surface by an organic bond that is very strong. This called “ dental bonding”.
Dental sealants wear well and last for many years. In fact, many times we see sealants on the teeth of adult patients that were placed during childhood.
Also remarkable is that sealants are placed without using Novocain or the dental drill. This is huge!
Just think about it. It is well known that dental decay is the most prevalent disease of childhood and we are knocking the bottom out of it. The results are healthier patients who are experiencing painless dental visits and not forming fearful attitudes about coming to the dentist. We are very excited about this.
The future of dentistry is here. The future of dentistry is now is today’s . It dentistry!
You can experience these marvelous breakthroughs in modern dentistry at our dental office. We can apply sealants to your children’s teeth before decay sets in. We have Dr. Mina Schafft, a board certified children’s dentist, on hand to care for your children’s dental needs.
You can reach us at 781 272 5890. Call for an appointment today. To read more about preventive dentistry and all of our dental services for you and your family, visit our website: richardlewisdmd.com.
No comments yet.
Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.