Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

How Does a Tooth Sealant Stop Decay?

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You may think that if you brush and floss regularly, you’re completely protected against tooth decay. Unfortunately, at-home dental hygiene may not be enough. Toothbrush bristles can reach the smooth, flat surfaces of teeth, but molar and premolar chewing surfaces are covered with small grooves and depressions that are not so easily accessible. Because food residue and plaque can hide in these nooks and crannies, decay often affects these teeth. To solve the problem, your dentist or hygienist can apply a tooth sealant. Sealants are thin layers of plastic brushed into place to seal teeth and prevent plaque from ever reaching them. Dental sealants are often used to prevent cavities in people who are more susceptible to tooth decay.

Sealants are helpful for children and teens who are likely to develop pit and fissure decay, but many adults are also good candidates. A plastic resin sealant is painted directly onto the tooth enamel. It bonds to the surface and hardens to seal teeth away from plaque and acids. As long as it stays intact, the tooth is protected against decay. Under normal chewing conditions, dental sealants may last for several years. During regular dental exams, your dentist in Temple Terrace will check to see if they need to be reapplied.

Keeping your teeth healthy involves several steps. Brush twice a day with a toothpaste your dentist recommends, clean between your teeth with dental floss or an interdental cleaner, eat a tooth-friendly, balanced diet, and don’t miss your dental appointments. If you need advanced cavity protection, ask your dentist if a tooth sealant is appropriate for you or your child.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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