Serenity Family Dentistry – Sealants
We’ve heard the ads for the toothbrushes that get those hard to reach places. But brushing, flossing and rinsing alone may not be enough to remove plaque buildup behind teeth or in between the cracks. Over time that buildup begins to eat away at your tooth enamel.
At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we’re here to help. Come talk with us and let us show you how we can help you prevent gum disease by using sealants.
Fluoride treatments can also help to build a protective layer on your teeth. There are also dental sealants. Like fluoride, sealants build another layer of protection on your teeth. Where they differ is that sealants are plastic resins that bond to your teeth’s surface grooves. This gives a smoother surface and keeps bacteria from hiding in those grooves.
Are Sealants Right For Me?
Dental sealants benefit children and adults. For children, applying sealants happen after they have lost their baby teeth. Sealants have high endurance, and you can often go up to five years in between treatments.
Applying Dental Sealants
Your dentist will begin with brushing and thoroughly cleaning your teeth. She will make sure to clean out all debris from the grooves in your teeth. Next, your dentist will add a gel layer that bonds to your teeth and will allow for a sealant to be applied on top. The process usually takes less than ten minutes.
At Serenity Family Dentistry in Charlotte, we are creating beautiful smiles with a gentle touch.