The deep grooves and pits that are located on the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars are tempting areas for decay-causing food particles. In fact, even diligent brushing can sometimes miss these tricky structures, causing cavities to gradually develop. It’s even worse for children who are still learning how to properly keep their smiles clean! Thankfully, Dr. Cocco offers a simple but helpful solution: dental sealants.
Today, sealants are becoming very popular because of their preventive power; after they’re applied to the tooth’s surface, they’re excellent at stopping bacteria from settling in these vulnerable areas. Contact us in Ann Arbor, MI today to schedule a checkup for yourself or your child.
First, our team will thoroughly clean the surface of the tooth. Then, this area is etched with an abrasive (but perfectly safe) substance, which will make it much easier for the sealant to successfully adhere in place. Finally, the sealant is applied and provided with a source of warm light to help it cure faster. In most cases, sealants can last for anywhere from five to 10 years.