Even with proper brushing and flossing, it is difficult to remove all plaque and food particles from the crevices of teeth. If you would like to protect your teeth or your child’s teeth from decay, Dr. Pape and Isle Smile dentists may recommend dental sealants in Key West, Florida. A dental sealant is a plastic coating thinly painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars to prevent decay. The sealant bonds into the grooves of the tooth, blocking out plaque and food particles to prevent decay.

Our dentists will first clean the molars and premolars thoroughly. Each tooth is dried and an absorbent material is placed around each tooth to keep it dry. Our dentists will roughen the chewing surfaces of the tooth to help strengthen the bonding process. The tooth is rinsed and dried again. Finally, our dentists will paint the sealant material onto the chewing surface where it will bond. Our dentists may decide to use a curing light to help the dental sealant harden.

We invite you to contact Isle Smile today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.