Dental Sealants in North Port, FL

At Shore Dental, we’ve built a team of friendly, caring experts who all share the same passion—your oral health. We collectively strive to provide the highest standard of oral healthcare in North Port, FL.

But oral health maintenance cannot stop when our patients walk out the door. We want to work with our patients both in the office and instill lifelong habits that will keep dental issues at bay.

One of the most common dental issues in both children and adults is cavities. Also called dental caries or tooth decay, cavities can affect everyone. Since the damage caused by tooth decay is irreversible, prevention is paramount.

We can provide extra prevention methods by applying dental sealants to the teeth most susceptible to developing cavities, but there are also some steps you can take to keep you and your child’s teeth healthy.

How to Prevent Cavities

There are a number of steps you and your child can take to prevent the development of tooth decay.

  • Brushing and Flossing : The importance of brushing and flossing regularly cannot be stressed enough. You should brush your teeth thoroughly at least twice daily—in the morning and before going to sleep—and ideally after eating as well. Flossing should be carried out once every day.
  • Avoiding Certain Foods : It’s no secret that consuming a lot of sugar is bad for you—that goes for your teeth as well. The waste created by sugary foods leaves behind bacteria that degrade the integrity of the teeth.
  • Routine Checkups and Cleanings : We recommend that our patients come in for routine checkups and cleanings every six months.
  • Dental Sealants : Having dental sealants applied is a highly effective method of tooth decay prevention. Suitable for children, teenagers, and adults, dental sealants have a proven track record of averting cavities before they have the chance to develop.

More About Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a very thin coating of plastic that gets painted onto the tooth’s surface. This coating creates an impenetrable protective shield around the deep grooves of the teeth that often collect bacteria.

Dental sealants are typically applied to the molars and premolars that have little nooks and crannies that are difficult to reach with regular brushing and flossing at home. The smooth surface created by dental sealants provides an easier-to-clean tooth that cannot be penetrated by cavity-causing bacteria.