Sealants Mouth Guards


Sealants

Dental sealant may be a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth, usually the back teeth (the premolars and molars). Sealants are a secure and painless way of protecting your teeth from cavities by forming a protective shield over the enamel of every tooth.

Although thorough brushing and flossing can remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, they can not regularly get into all the nooks and cracks of the premolars and molars to get rid of the food and plaque.

During the first part of your check up we will look to see if sealants will be helpful to you. Sealants are protection for your teeth. Sealant is made from a plastic like material and is painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth to protect them from cavities. If your dentist decides that sealants would help protect your teeth they will either decide to place the sealant on the first visit or schedule a follow up.

Mouth Guard or Sports Guard

You've probably seen others wearing a mouth guard during a game of football, basketball or hockey. If you play sports or if you're just worried about injuring or knocking out your teeth, you can ask your dentist about a custom made mouth guard. A mouth guard will protect your teeth, lips, gums and cheeks from injury.

A mouth guard is simple to make and it can be the difference between keeping your smile and repairing or replacing a broken tooth.