Dental care has greatly advanced through the years, but individuals don’t focus very much on preventive treatments before disaster strikes. Our trained team of dentist in Dubai will be able to guide you on the steps you can take to prevent dental cavities for yourself and the whole family. Young and old alike can benefit from these preventive measures.
Dental Sealants are the best method intended to prevent tooth decay. Sealants are a simple protective coating in plastic. Our dentists will apply this sealant to the bite surface of the teeth at the back of the jaw. This forms a strong shield above the teeth that will stop any bacteria and food, getting into the gaps in between the teeth, which can cause decay if not properly brushed and flossed. The sealant will provide the barrier to keep food and bacteria out of the dips (fissures and pits) and grooves. Dental decay is known to start easily in these areas.
Sealants are commonly applied to the molars and premolars, the back teeth. These are the teeth, which are at a high risk of developing cavities because of the fissures and pits on its biting surfaces. Our team will carefully examine and discuss with you, the teeth that need to be sealed. As some teeth are formed with shallow grooves they will not require sealing. Commonly they will form with deeper grooves in which case sealing will be required.
We encourage sealants to be applied once the adult teeth start to appear in children, around the age of six. Other teeth can be sealed as and when they appear which is commonly between 11 and 14 years of age.
Application of sealants is a pain-free method and the teeth feels and looks the same after the application. The tooth/teeth are first cleaned thoroughly and dried. The sealant is in liquid form and will be applied to the tooth and left to set, usually with the help of a bright light. And it is done.
Sealants generally last for many years. It can wear off with time and the dental team will require regular checkups to check and replace or add more sealant as needed to ensure that no cavities appear below the sealants.
It is still important that the patients clean their teeth well to maintain the sealants and have zero to no fillings in your life. Feel free to talk to our team today and find out more about pit and fissure sealant applications.