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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants provide a great benefit to our groovy molars and premolars.  The process is simple and involves "painting" or flowing a thin resin material into the grooves of a child's posterior teeth. 

The grooves of posterior teeth collect and harbor decay causing bacteria as well as food particles which break down to an acidic byproduct.  These teeth are highly susceptible to cavities.  Sealants provide a physical barrier from the bacteria and food particles entering into the grooves, thus allowing saliva and water to better wash the teeth and enabling brushing to be more effective (as the bristles of a toothbrush often do not reach into these microscopic crevices). 

 

Remember, sealants only cover the chewing surface of a back tooth, therefore flossing is critical to preventing decay between teeth!  

And to further alleviate any questions, Groovy Molar does not use any dental materials containing bisphenol a. 

Please ask Dr. Singleton if your child is a good candidate for sealants.

 

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Brad Singleton, DDS Board Certified, Diplomate American Board Groovy Molar