Tooth decay is very harmful to your oral health because it can cause many adverse health conditions. If not treated, cavities keep growing and spreading to more of the tooth, eventually causing total tooth loss and gum disease. If you have vulnerable teeth, our dentist can help prevent cavities by applying dental sealants.
Your back teeth are your permanent molars and premolars, and they may be at a heightened risk of tooth decay due to the deep grooves that cover the biting surfaces of the tooth enamel. These deep areas trap bacteria and plaque, and may be very hard to clean, leading to the development of large cavities. Our team at Morgan Family Dentistry can help you prevent these cavities by covering the chewing surfaces with dental sealants.
These plastic resin shells are painted onto your teeth and hardened with a special ultraviolet light to become a durable barrier that stops bacteria from accessing the biting surfaces of the teeth.
We prefer to place dental sealants following your regular dental checkup so that we know your tooth enamel is clean and free of cavities. Dental sealants become a long-lasting part of your smile, and even though you brush your teeth twice a day, they should last for many years.
If you are considering receiving dental sealants in Richlands, North Carolina, call Morgan Family Dentistry at 910-324-1283 today and arrange a time to speak with our dentist, Dr. Morgan Family Dentistry.