Dental Sealants.

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Brushing and flossing are foundational practices for maintaining oral health, effectively preventing cavities by removing plaque and food particles. However, reaching every nook and cranny of your teeth, especially those back molars used for chewing, can be a challenging task. These molars, characterized by their rough and uneven surfaces, tend to harbor leftover food and cavity-causing bacteria, making them vulnerable to decay.

To enhance your oral hygiene routine, Dr. Noemi Cruz-Orcutt might suggest the application of dental sealants. These sealants are a thin, protective layer crafted from plastic or other dental materials, designed to bond directly to the chewing surfaces of your molars. While they do not replace the necessity of regular brushing and flossing, dental sealants provide a significant line of defense against cavities. They can prevent the formation of cavities and even halt the progression of early decay before it evolves into a significant cavity. Research has demonstrated that sealants can decrease the risk of tooth decay in molars by nearly 80%, showcasing their effectiveness as a preventive measure.

This preventive approach is particularly crucial for children’s dental health, ensuring their molars are protected during these formative years. By integrating dental sealants into your or your child’s dental care regimen, you’re taking a proactive step towards preserving oral health and preventing the onset of decay. Dr. Cruz-Orcutt is committed to offering this advanced protection to her patients, emphasizing the importance of comprehensive care in achieving and maintaining a healthy, vibrant smile.