At Dental Haus, we provide preventative dentistry for Palm Beach patients.
Decay is most common in the molars at the back of your mouth because these teeth have grooves and pits that are difficult to clean and manage
Preventative dentistry is all about taking care of your teeth to prevent problems from happening in the first place. This includes simple things like brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, using fluoride toothpaste, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular dental check-ups. It can also include procedures such as applying fissure sealants, which help to protect the teeth from decay. By taking good care of your teeth now, you can avoid or delay problems like cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.
Fissure sealants provide a barrier against decay-causing bacteria and food particles. They can help to prevent cavities and save you from needing more serious dental treatment in the future. Sealants can be especially useful for children, as they are more likely to develop cavities in their baby teeth. However, adults can also benefit from this preventative treatment.
Fissure sealants are a preventive treatment that helps to protect the teeth from decay. They are usually made of a resin material and are applied to the grooves of the teeth, “sealing” them off from bacteria and food particles. Fillings, on the other hand, are used to treat existing cavities. They can be made of different materials, such as amalgam (silver) or composite (tooth-coloured), and are used to fill in the hole that has been created by decay. Fissure sealants are preventative, whereas fillings are restorative.
Fissure sealants can last for many years, but they will eventually need to be replaced. The sealant material can wear down over time and may no longer be effective at preventing decay. Regular dental check-ups will help to ensure that your fissure sealants are still in good condition. When they finally do need replacing, the process is fairly quick and easy.