Family Dentistry of Stratford
Seal Out Decay
Information provided by the American Dental Association:
Your teeth are coated with a sticky film of bacteria called plaque. Bacteria turn the sugar that's in what you eat and drink into acids that can break down the hard, outer layer of your teeth, called enamel. Over time, the acid can weaken your enamel and may cause tooth decay, or a hole to form in your tooth's enamel (a cavity).
Tooth decay often begins on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These surfaces have pits and grooves that trap plaque and bits of food. Just like in the picture, the pits and grooves are hard to keep clean because toothbrush bristles cannot reach into them.
It takes only a few minutes for your dentist to seal each back tooth
Sealants can last for several years
You may benefit from sealants at any age
Prevention is always better than treatment!
Sealants are very useful in stopping tooth decay on the back teeth and can save you money over time.