Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Dental Sealants Guard Against Plaque and Decay

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It’s important to brush and floss your teeth regularly to keep cavities at bay, but your at-home oral care may not be enough. While your toothbrush can easily reach the flat surfaces of your teeth, it can’t reach into all the tiny grooves and depressions that make up the chewing surfaces of your molars, and these places are often where tooth decay starts. If you’re especially prone to cavities, your dentist may be able to help prevent plaque from reaching these surfaces by applying a tooth sealant. Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic that act as barriers to seal teeth away from food and plaque. Applied to molars and premolars, they can seal teeth to prevent decay that leads to early tooth loss.

How Do Dental Sealants Work?

Sealants are helpful for children and teens who are likely to develop pit and fissure decay, but many adults are also good candidates. A plastic resin sealant is painted directly onto the tooth enamel. It bonds to the surface and hardens to seal teeth away from plaque and acids. As long as it stays intact, the tooth is protected against decay. A sealant may last for several years under normal conditions. During regular dental exams, your dentist will check to see if sealants need to be reapplied.

Strategy for Preventing Tooth Decay

Keeping your teeth healthy involves several steps. Brush twice a day with toothpaste your dentist recommends, clean between your teeth with dental floss or an interdental cleaner, eat a tooth-friendly, balanced diet, and keep your dental appointments. If you need extra cavity prevention, ask your dentist in Ocala if a tooth sealant is right for you. 

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road.

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