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Dentist Pembroke Pines | Dental Sealants

Dental sealants have come a long way since the gold fillings of the past. Here is some handy information about the new composite sealants that will help prevent cavities.

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How it Works


This preventive treatment works by placing a protective cover over teeth that are in difficult to reach places: typically, both sets of permanent molars if they’re in particular danger of getting cavities. While brushing and flossing are critical components of any dental health regimen, sealants provide additional protection for the grooved areas of teeth from what is known as pit and fissure decay. By sealing teeth in advance, you can prevent cavities from forming in the first place. Sealants are now done with very strong composite materials, so no more silver and gold fillings. By having teeth sealed in advance, you can protect yourself from cavities for years to come.


 Preventing Cavities


Preventing cavities before they form is very important for oral health. In addition to healthy eating habits and regular brushing, dental sealants can be very effective. The number of teeth that should be sealed depends on your incidence towards dental caries. For maximum protection, dental sealants should be applied as soon as possible after a permanent tooth eruption. This procedure is effective for both adults and children with new permanent teeth. Preventative dentistry is the best way to save time and money in the future.


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