Dental Sealants

The grooves and depressions that form the chewing surfaces of the back teeth are extremely difficult (if not impossible) to clean of bacteria and food. As the bacteria reacts with the food, acids form and break down the tooth enamel, causing cavities. Recent studies indicate that 88 percent of total cavities in American school children are caused this way.

Tooth sealants protect these susceptible areas by sealing the grooves and depressions, preventing bacteria and food particles from residing in these areas. Sealant material is a resin typically applied to the back teeth, molars and premolars and areas prone to cavities. It lasts for several years but needs to be checked during regular appointments.

Your Local Littleton Dentist

Living with damaged or decaying teeth is painful and for a healthy, long lasting smile dental sealants are often a recommended measure to prevent disease. At Victor H. Burdick, Jr. DDS, we offer sealants at our Littleton dentist office that protect the structure of your teeth. Proper oral care makes a big difference in the overall health of your mouth..