Costa Mesa Dentists For Dental Sealants
Your molars (the teeth in the back of your mouth) have lots of ridges that are great for chewing. Unfortunately, these ridges can get worn down, and they can get deeper and narrower over time. When this happens, those grooves can become great hiding places for food particles and bacteria to hide. As a result, despite a thorough brushing and flossing regimen, you could end up with a cavity.
Happily, our OC Healthy Smiles dentists can provide you with a treatment called a dental sealant to help prevent food and bacteria from sneaking into those narrow spaces. Dental sealants are comprised of a resin that fills the worn spaces and creates a smoother surface for brushing away food and bacteria. By getting dental sealants placed on your molars, you can help to keep cavities and dental fillings at bay.