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The spoils of the Halloween season cause increased risk of tooth decay for both you and your little ghoul. Dr. Wade and Dr. Simpson suggest that you safeguard your teeth and your child’s teeth against cavities with dental sealants in Payson, Arizona.

What Are Dental Sealants?
A dental sealant is a thin plastic coating painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars to seal food (and candy) and bacteria out.

Why Are Dental Sealants Placed?
The chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars have grooves or fissures. These fissures can be difficult to clean because they are deep. Plaque, as well as food particles, accumulate in these grooves and the acid produced by the plaque attacks the enamel, thus causing tooth decay. Having dental sealants placed shields the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, thus providing extra protection against decay.

Who Can Benefit From Dental Sealants?
Dental sealant placement is often recommended for children when their premolars and molars grow in. You may be surprised to learn that dental sealants can also be used for adults. Your back teeth can also be protected from food particles and the acids from sugar. However, dental sealants cannot be placed on teeth that have dental fillings or decay on their chewing surfaces.

We welcome you to contact Payson Premier Dental today for more information. Call 928-472-8400 today to set up a visit with our dentists!