The most effective method of battling decay is prevention. Routine brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups with a dentist like Dr. David Cannon at Cannon Dental in Salt Lake City, UT,can go a long way to stop decay before it starts. However, some patients still struggle with cavities and decay, either because they’re young and still developing healthy habits, or because their life is too busy or hectic to maintain an effective oral health routine.
Whatever the reason, patients struggling with developing decay or who are concerned about the possibility may find relief with dental sealant procedures. Dr. Cannon has years of experience providing dental sealants for patients of all ages. If you have a child who is still learning about oral healthcare, or if you’re an adult struggling with decay, Dr. Cannon will talk you through the sealant procedure and the many benefits of dental sealants, helping you decide if sealants are right for you.
What to Expect from Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are an affordable, easy-to-apply protective layer that can prevent decay from harming your teeth. The process can be completed in a single visit and requires no special preparation. Dr. Cannon places sealants in a very short period of time, without any discomfort to the patient. If you’re a good candidate for sealants, you and Dr. Cannon will review the benefits and process, and you can begin right away.
Dr. Cannon will paint a thin coating of the sealant (a special kind of dental plastic) over the surface of your teeth. He’ll then dry it with a special blue light. Once it’s dry, you’re good to go. Your chewing surfaces will be protected by this thin, extra layer, which goes unnoticed in daily life. Sealants have been proven to reduce decay by 80% on back molars, and they have no known side effects.
If you or your child are interested in learning more about sealants, talk with Dr. Cannon. He’ll go over the benefits and help you determine if sealants are right for you. To make an appointment for a consultation, call Cannon Dental at (801) 406-9985.