Our teeth are our lifetime partners and it is our job to protect them. Dr. Tatum & Dr. Cox are here to give you the option of protecting your teeth and ensuring exceptional health with dental sealants.
A dental sealant in Opelika, Alabama, is a thin, plastic coating that is painted onto the surfaces of your teeth to protect them from decay, infection, and bacteria. This is very beneficial for the back molars and also for children who have poor dental hygiene habits.
The process of placing the sealant is fast and successful. It first begins with your dentist thoroughly cleaning the tooth that is receiving the sealant. Then, we will dry it and apply an acid solution to the surfaces of the tooth to roughen them up, which will help the sealant bond to the tooth. The tooth will again be rinsed and dried. When it is ready, your dentist will paint the sealant onto the tooth where it bonds to the surface and hardens. If it is needed, we will use a special light to harden the material. The sealant will fall into the exact grooves and crevices of your tooth and will feel completely natural.
Are you interested in protecting your teeth? If so, call Tatum & Cox now!