Cavity prevention is one of the most important preventive measures in dentistry. While most people would think only about avoiding the consumption of chocolates and other sugary foods, regular brushing and flossing, routine dental consultations, etc., an ingenious solution to prevent cavities is using dental sealants.
What are sealants?
The molars and premolars are most prone to cavities due to the presence of occlusal grooves on their surface. Though these grooves are quite thin and appear just as cracks on the tooth surfaces, they could house thousands of bacteria and lead to the formation of cavities. A simple yet effective solution to prevent this is by using dental sealants.
Dental sealants are made from tooth-colored acrylic, which is biocompatible and highly durable. They are applied on the occlusal grooves to cover them completely, thereby preventing the accumulation of microbes and food residues in them.
What are the advantages of sealants?
- Sealants are made from acrylic, which is a highly durable material. With optimum care, they last for several years without any hassle with minimum to no wear.
- They are biocompatible, meaning they wouldn’t have any adverse reactions to the tissues of the mouth.
- They are customizable to match the exact color of your teeth, thereby staying under disguise.
- They will not affect your natural bite, as the dentist would conduct a bite test and make sure the sealant is of optimum contour and placement.
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