The dental sealants applied to your teeth by Children's Crossing are a thin film of durable plastic resin painted on to the biting surface of your molars and premolars. The dental sealants prevent trapped residual food particles and bacteria from causing cavities.
It’s important to remember that the dental sealants are only protecting the biting surfaces of your back teeth. The sides of the teeth and the areas between them are still just as vulnerable to tooth decay, just like the rest of your teeth.
It’s important to maintain your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing twice a day. Make sure to include all of the surfaces of your back teeth, and floss behind your last molar. You should also brush the biting surfaces that are protected with the dental sealants. The resin material is designed to be durable and won’t easily be removed by simple brushing.
Giving your mouth a thorough cleaning helps keep down the volume of plaque, while also reducing your chances of developing gum disease.
If you have questions about your dental sealants and how to best include them as a part of your daily oral hygiene routine, please feel free to call Children's Crossing to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you maintain a clean and healthy mouth.