At Riverside Dental preventing decay is just as important to our dental team as treating it. One of our most powerful preventive treatments is also one of our most simple: sealants. Sealants are thin protective coatings painted onto the back teeth. Made of plastic, sealants look natural and act as a barrier to tooth decay and the bacteria that cause it.
Sealants are placed on the back teeth, namely the pre-molars and molars, because these teeth are especially prone to decay. These teeth have deep pits and grooves that are hard to clean with brushing and flossing, while also trapping food particles and bacteria. Sealants make these teeth easier to clean by creating a smooth surface that is also a protective shield.
Dr. Spencer and Dr. Moshea generally suggest dental sealants in Jacksonville, Florida, for our younger patients who have not experienced major decay and do not have dental restorations on their back teeth. However, adult patients with healthy teeth may also qualify for sealants. To see whether sealants would be right for your smile, please contact our dentists today. We look forward to taking care of your smile and helping you feel more confident in your dental health.