One of the best procedures in preventive dentistry is sealants. They literally “seal” and protect the natural grooves and pits of those teeth with no decay and no fillings.
A laser instrument can be used to “look” into these pits to make sure there is no decay. Then the grooves and pits are cleaned with chemical and/or mechanical means, and a white or clear liquid composite (plastic) is flowed into them. When cured with a powerful fiber-optic light or laser, these sealants become a very strong barrier against food or decay-causing bacteria. And while you may think they are only for children, they are just as effective in adult mouths.
I have personally introduced my patients to, and have been using, sealant technology for over 25 years, with improvements, of course. They are a wonderful and inexpensive service aiding in the prevention of decay and tooth loss. Take a step to prevent decay, call for an appointment today!