Sealants for Cavity Prevention
Dr. Tiffany Shields is your Jacksonville, FL dentist for sealants to protect the vulnerable areas of your teeth. Dental sealants are a simple procedure where a tooth-colored acrylic “coating” is painted onto the surface of the tooth. This effectively “seals” the deep grooves, acting as a barrier and protecting enamel from plaque and acids.
Some individuals are genetically predisposed to deep grooves in the teeth that brushing and flossing can’t reach. Dental sealants protect these areas and “seal out” plaque and food. These cavity-prone individuals are then able to move forward with brushing and flossing more effectively. Sealants can last several years before needing to be repainted on.
In addition to sealants, you can maintain good oral hygiene by:
- Brushing your teeth twice a day with an ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing twice a day
- Eating a balanced diet and limiting snacks
- Visiting Dr. Shields twice annually
Visit your Jacksonville dentist, Dr. Tiffany Shields today for your next steps to a healthier, cavity-free smile!