Tupelo Dentist- Dr. Richard Caron's "Your Dental Health"- Sealants
http://www.tupelosmiles.com/ http://tupelodentist.com If you have plaque on your teeth, you may know that it can be very destructive. One way to protect your teeth from plaque is to for your dentist to apply sealants. Sealants are a clear or white plastic that are placed in the grooves of the biting surfaces of back teeth. Your back teeth have deep grooves and pits that are very difficult to keep clean. Plaque, which is a nearly invisible film of bacteria and food, collects in these grooves. To make the plaque easier to see, a stain with a harmless red dye may be used. Every time you eat, the bacteria in plaque forms acid. Without sealants, these acid attacks can cause the enamel to break down, and you get a cavity.