There are two types of people that have made it to this page of our website. Those who are familiar with dental sealants and those who do not know what dental sealants are. Just in case you fall into the latter group of people we will explain what a sealant is and what it does.
A dental sealant is an acrylic coating applied to the surfaces of your teeth. A sealant is designed to, well, seal. Why would you want to seal your teeth? Your teeth have grooves and pits in them. Naturally these grooves and pits are more prone to get food and plaque stuck in them. A sealant keeps food particles and plaque from causing damage to your tooth enamel and teeth. Additionally, sealants will protect your teeth from acids that weaken the enamel of your teeth.
The process of sealing a tooth is very quick. As a matter of fact it only takes a couple of moments. The sealant will eventually wear off. However, sealants can last for several years. Once the sealant has worn off, applying another sealant is once again a simple process.
Choosing to get sealants can save you from having to get fillings, crowns, or even a root canal. Sealants are such an inexpensive and painless process that there is no reason not to get your teeth sealed. It is a general part of maintaining great dental health and inexpensive.
If you want to find out more about sealants or any of our other dental procedures call one of our two dental offices in Brooksville at Aerial Way and Cortez Blvd, or our offices in Spring Hill, Tampa, or Crystal River. Shuayb Dental looks forward to being able to have you as a patient of our dental practice.