Each individual mouth is different, yet each person’s teeth deserve the same meticulous care. At Dr. Joe Thomas Dentistry, Drs. Thomas and Abraham are aware of the differences that make your mouth unique, and both Dentists will customize your treatment needs with care and precision. If your teeth have deep pits and fissures, you have most likely already dealt with cavities and tooth decay up to this point in your life. We want you to know that there is another way you can greatly reduce your chance of cavities with the use of dental sealants.
Sealants are thin plastic coatings that are applied to deep grooves in your teeth in areas that you cannot reach to clean. They seal pits and fissures to keep bacteria out, and make it easier for you to properly cleanse your teeth. Sealants can be applied at any age. They are particularly helpful for children whose teeth have many deep pits and groves, as children are often more cavity prone due to snacking and not brushing immediately thereafter. As permanent teeth break through, Sealants are also effective in preventing cavities.
If you have struggled with cavities and think your teeth may have deep grooves, call Dr. Joe Thomas Dentistry today. Drs. Abraham and Thomas can diagnose your situation and recommend sealants if they are one of the proper oral therapies for YOU.