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Are you ever afraid cavities will attack your teeth and harm your smile, creating severe and uncomfortable pain? If so, Dr. Charles Peter has some good news for you: There are ways you can prevent cavities! In addition to taking good care of your smile, dental sealants can protect your teeth and keep cavities at bay.

Dental sealants are clear, wafer-thin coating that is painted on the molars. This is because the back teeth have deep pits and fissures that are more difficult to clean. Dr. Charles Peter will typically place the sealants after your routine dental cleaning and exam because the teeth will be perfectly clean.

When your dentist is placing the sealants, he will deeply clean the teeth, dry them, and then place an absorbent shield around them to keep them dry. Next, he will use a special solution to roughen the surfaces of the teeth. This will help the sealants bond to the teeth. Finally, your dentist will rinse and dry the teeth. Once they are prepared, he will paint the sealants on the surfaces and then will harden them with a special light.

These shells will protect the teeth because they do not allow the bacteria in your mouth to have access to the tooth enamel. If the bacteria don’t have access to the teeth, they can’t develop cavities.

If you are interested in protecting your smile with dental sealants in Clearwater, Florida, please don’t hesitate to contact Charles A. Peter, DMD, PL and schedule an appointment. All you need to do is dial 727-785-7202 and our dental team will be thrilled to talk with and help you!