The teeth in the back of your mouth, mostly your pre-molars and molars, have an important role as the chewing surfaces in your mouth, allowing you to eat properly and safely. Because of this, your chewing surfaces have deeps grooves and fissures. While ideal for eating, these surfaces easily trap food particles and bacteria that can quickly cause disease. In children, cleaning your back teeth properly can also prove especially difficult. We provide dental sealants in Jacksonville, Florida to keep your back teeth healthy and strong.
Sealants are thin coatings of clear or tooth-colored plastic that act as a protective shield while making the surface of your teeth smooth and easy to clean. It only takes a couple of minutes for Dr. Cynthia L. Skigen, our practiced dentist, to apply a sealant to a tooth. It is simply applied thinly and allowed to harden after the tooth has been cleaned and prepared. Sealants are affordable when compared to other preventive treatments. They are most often used for children when their permanent teeth grow in or for adults who do not have dental restorations on their back teeth. If you would like to learn more about dental sealants and how they can protect your smile, please contact our dental team today. Your smile is our first priority!