Miami Dentists, Drs. Lewis and David Carroll, understand that the foundation for a beautiful smile is a healthy mouth. The inspiration of our blog is to encourage all of our patients to develop diligent oral hygiene habits to prevent infection and other oral health problems. Thanks to the advances in modern cosmetic dentistry we are able to improve your teeth and smiles quickly, painlessly, and affordably.We want you to smile with confidence!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Dental Sealants Area Great Back to School Strategy - Miami Dentist David Carroll
What is a Dental
heard people say that their dentist sealed their teeth to help prevent
cavities. They are correct! They are probably talking about a dental sealant. A
dental sealant is a clear or white, liquid-plastic material put on the chewing
surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant bonds into the depressions and grooves
(pits and fissures) of teeth and protects them from tooth decay and cavities.
Although children and teens usually use sealants, adults can use them, too.
Applying a dental
sealant is a relatively simple procedure. To put in a sealant, your dentist or
dental hygienist will place a cotton roll around your teeth to absorb saliva
and prevent moisture from getting on the teeth. A sheet of rubber (rubber dam)
may be used to isolate the teeth. Then the dentist will apply
the solution that will glue the sealant to the tooth. After about a minute, he
or she will rinse off the excess glue, dry your teeth, and put on the sealant.
One type of
sealant hardens very quickly through the use of a bright light. The other
hardens more gradually. Sealants may wear down over a period of years. Your
dentist should check them regularly and reapply them if needed.
Getting dental sealants at the beginning of the new school year is a good idea. It is a great way to prevent decay and cavities throughout the school year. For more information on dental sealants call our office or visit our website athttp://www.carrolldentistry.com
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