Dr. Cohen and Dr. DeCesare offer dental sealants at Lakeside Family Dental, here in Burlington.
Sealants are liquid coatings that harden on to the chewing surfaces of teeth and are showing a great deal of effectiveness in preventing cavities.
The pits and grooves of your teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The sealants are applied and are designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of teeth.
Sealants are applied by first cleaning the tooth surface. The procedure is followed by “etching” the tooth with a chemical substance, which allows the sealant to better adhere. After the sealant is applied, a warm light source is directed to the site to promote faster drying.
If you have any questions about sealants, please feel free to speak with Dr. Cohen, Dr. DeCesare or one of our Lakeside Family Dental team members today.