Applying dental sealants to teeth is one of the services we offer to children and adults at Wang + Cortes Dental in Tampa, FL. Dental sealants are used to protect teeth. Dental sealants can’t fix teeth. Their purpose is to protect them and keep them healthy.
The material used as the sealant is composite resin. You might be familiar with composite resin because it has other uses in dentistry. Fortunately, composite resin is cheap and easy to use, so it has plenty of benefits for us as dentists and for our patients.
Dental sealants can be used at any age but are highly recommended in children. We all have natural grooves and notches on our teeth. They’re most prominent on our premolars and molars. These are the teeth in the back of the mouth. Children start to get premolars and molars around the age of six years.
Children prefer sweets and don’t always understand the value of taking care of their dental hygiene. At Wang + Cortes Dental, we recommend applying dental sealants to children’s teeth, starting at the age of six years old. This is to prevent bacteria from inhabiting these grooves and using them to hide from protective measures like toothpaste. We can reduce the hazards of oral bacteria by using dental sealants.
Composite resin is the material used as a sealant. It can be shaped, and its color can be adjusted. This helps us use it in a variety of dental conditions. Composite resin is popular in dental fillings. When a person has a cavity, we’ll clean it and place a filling. Fillings can be made of different things, but composite resin is one of the most popular materials used. Composite resin is also used in dental bonding. It’s cheap and easy to use.
If you’re looking for a dentist near you who can take good care of your child’s dental care, we’re here and have the necessary experience.