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Why exactly do we apply dental sealants? The biggest reason is to guard your teeth from the unnecessary destruction caused by bacteria and leftover food particles in your mouth. Continue reading to see exactly what we mean by this.

It can be tricky to brush every area and corner of your pearly whites (including those tough-to- reach molars), but brushing and flossing your teeth are still the number one ways to protect your chompers from cavities and tooth break down. However, when it’s called for, we can use a dental sealant to defend your teeth. Oral sealants are protective coatings comprised of plastic and composite oral compounds that cling to your chompers. When you have an oral sealant on your tooth, bacterial acids will find it much more difficult to pierce the enamel and cause any lasting destruction – though you should still brush and floss to be protected! The dental sealant will only help to delay the tooth decay if you’re not brushing twice and flossing once per day.

If you live in Hackensack, New Jersey, or the neighboring areas, ring 201-457-9595 now to plan your visit with Dr. Eudoro Vallejo and the staff of Eudoro Vallejo. The staff is looking forward to seeing you and your family again! Please stop by soon!