When we eat or drink starchy foods, the bacteria in our mouth turn the starch into acids. These acids attack the enamel of our teeth and become the primary cause of decay. This is especially true for our back teeth which have irregularities on their chewing surface where food and bacteria can deposit.
Dental sealants are a form of preventive treatment that helps smooth the fissures and grooves in a tooth. Sealants protect those small indentations where the bristles of your toothbrush cannot reach. A layer of sealant coating on the tooth helps to seal the grooves and pits, making it possible for you to remove plaque using your toothbrush and keep your teeth healthy and in most cases, free from cavities.
The application of sealants is a simple, easy and painless process. The teeth are cleaned and dried and coated with a dental etching gel. This gel helps the sealants stick better to the tooth surface. The sealant is painted on the tooth in layers and then allowed to dry. This process can be completed alongside a regular checkup.
We utilize high-quality materials and technology to provide our patients with beautiful and predictable treatment. We are a family-owned practice that understands the importance of personalized patient care and values a long-term relationship with those we serve. Schedule your visit by calling us at (636) 206-4656. We are located at 130 Hilltown Village Center, Chesterfield, MO 63017 .