As your dentist in Fort Lauderdale, we strive to provide each and every one of our valued patients with the best possible care available. That’s why at Dr. Joe Thomas Dentistry we proudly offer dental sealants to protect your teeth.
Sealants are thin plastic coatings applied into the deep grooves or pits and fissures of your teeth. These deep grooves are where the majority of tooth decay occurs, and they can be extremely difficult to clean properly. Sealants keep out the bacterial invasion of deep grooves and pits, creating an easy to clean surface. You might be wondering, who can benefit from sealants? The answer is patients of all ages. Baby teeth can have deep grooves, which can result in a cavity prone child if not sealed. Ages six through sixteen are cavity prone years, and sealants can be applied once the first permanent back teeth or six-year molars emerge. Adults retain these deep grooves, and adult teeth can also can be protected and preserved through sealants.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you and your family can benefit from dental sealants, don’t hesitate to contact our office for a consultation. As your Fort Lauderdale dentist we look forward to preserving your smile for years to come.