Keeping Cavities at Bay with Dental Sealants

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Are you ever afraid cavities are going to attack your teeth? If so, Dr. R. Bruce Howell has some great news for you: There are ways you can prevent cavities! In addition to a regular oral hygiene routine, dental sealants can protect your teeth and help you keep cavities at bay.

Dental sealants are clear, wafer-thin shells that can be applied to the surfaces of your premolars and molars. These back teeth have deep pits and fissures that are more difficult to clean. They are most convenient to apply just after a regular dental cleaning.

When your dentist, Dr. R. Bruce Howell is applying the sealant coat, he will first deeply clean the teeth, carefully dry them, and place an absorbent shield around them to keep them dry. Then he will use a special solution to coarsen the surfaces of the teeth without damaging them. This will help the sealants bond to the teeth. Finally, your dentist will rinse and dry the teeth. Once they are ready, he will paint on the sealants and then harden them with a special light.

These shells will provide your molars with an extra layer of protection. In fact, the bacteria will have no access to your molars’ surfaces. If the bacteria don’t have access to the teeth, they can’t develop cavities.

If you would like to protect your smile with dental sealants in Orem, Utah, please don’t hesitate to contact Orem Pediatric Dentistry and book an appointment. All you need to do is dial 801-802-7200 and our dental team will be thrilled to talk with and help you!