Every parent’s challenge is getting children to brush their teeth and brush their teeth properly. Brushing for at least two minutes, minimally twice a day, is recommended but not enough to seal the deal.
Toledo dentist, Jon Frankel explains to his parents the shape and form of the teeth can make it difficult especially the back teeth or molars. Deep grooves and crevices on the biting surface of teeth can be virtually impossible to clean.
Dental sealants smooth the grooved surface making brushing more effective. After a quick cleaning and preparation a plastic resin in liquid form flows into the irregular surface and hardens leaving a smooth surface. By the way, Dr. Frankel reminds us sealants aren’t just for kids. Adults can benefit from the quick and easy treatment.