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Do you have a hard time cleaning your back teeth? Do they have deep fissures that seem to hold on to food particles? If you answered yes, you are not the only one with this problem, and there is a way to treat it. You can now get dental sealants placed on your back molars to help prevent decay.

What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are a protective plastic coating that are typically placed on the back molars. They can help prevent tooth decay by not allowing food to get caught in the deep recesses of your teeth.

Why would you want them?
As previously mentioned, deep fissures can be difficult to clean. Food particles can become trapped in them, which can cause plaque to build up or acids can become trapped and erode the enamel. Any of these scenarios could lead to a cavity forming. While fluorides can help, dental sealants can provide an extra layer of protection by providing a smooth surface over the chasm.

When can you get a dental sealant?
A dental sealant can be placed as soon as the tooth has completely erupted from the gums.

If you are considering a dental sealant, and would like more information, contact Groover Family Dentistry at 912-354-9541 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Groover in Savannah, GA. We look forward to helping you.