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Dr. Farr in his daily practice, recommends sealants as they work as a barrier, protecting the teeth against decay-causing bacteria. They are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth where decay can occur most often.
A sealant is a plastic material that resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of back teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Thorough brushing and flossing help remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth. But toothbrush bristles cannot reach all the way into the depressions and grooves to extract food and plaque. Sealants protect vulnerable areas that can’t be reached with toothbrush bristles. by “sealing out” plaque and food.
Sealants are easy for Dr. Farr to apply, and it takes only a few minutes to seal each tooth. The teeth that will be sealed are cleaned and roughened with an acid solution. In the end, a special curing light is used to help the sealant harden.
Sealants last for several years and as long as they remain intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay. When you come to our office in Mesa, AZ for a regular checkup we can determine if your sealant need reapplication.