Brushing and flossing cannot always remove the food and plaque from the crevices of the back teeth. Dental sealants can protect these areas from decay by blocking out plaque and food. If you wish to protect your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay, Dr. R. Erik Cantwell may recommend dental sealants in West Jordan, Utah. Dental sealant is a thin material that is painted on the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars to protect them from decay. Children often have sealants placed on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as they grow in. This helps protect their teeth during the cavity prone years. Adults can also benefit from dental sealants if their molars have no decay or fillings.

Placing dental sealants is simple and painless. It only takes our dentist a few minutes to apply the sealant to each tooth. Our dentist first cleans your teeth thoroughly. After drying each tooth, he places an absorbent material around each tooth to keep it dry. An acid solution is used to roughen the chewing surfaces of your back teeth. This allows for a strong bonding process. The teeth are rinsed and dried again. Our dentist paints the sealant onto your tooth enamel, where it hardens and bonds to your teeth.

To learn more and to schedule an appointment, contact Copper Ridge Dental today.