If you would like extra protection from tooth decay for yourself or for your child, Dr. Roxanne Lawrence may recommend dental sealants in Jackson, Mississippi. It is hard to remove all of the plaque from the crevices of the back teeth, even with brushing and flossing. Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is placed on these premolars and molars to seal out plaque. Typically, children and teenagers have dental sealants placed on their molars and premolars as soon as they come in to protect their teeth during the cavity-prone years. Adults can also benefit from dental sealants if there is no decay or dental fillings in their molars.

When placing dental sealants, our dentist thoroughly cleans the molars and premolars. Each tooth is dried and an absorbent material is placed around it to keep it dry. Our dentist roughens the chewing surfaces of the teeth with an acid solution. This ensures for a strong bonding process. The teeth are rinsed and dried again. Our dentist paints the dental sealant onto the chewing surface of the teeth, where it hardens to the tooth.

Feel free to contact South Jackson Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.