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How to Keep Food from Getting Stuck in the Crevices of Your Mouth
Posted on 2/17/2018 by Sandra Embree
It is not something we want to admit, but our teeth are not perfect They are not all the same size and they do not always fit together perfectly. The surface of the teeth is not as perfect as we want either.
The result of the imperfection is fissures, and crevices in the teeth and gums. Food can get stuck in these fissures. People grab their toothbrush, the floss and anything else they can think of to get the food out of the crevices. It is better to find a way to prevent food from getting stuck in the first place.
Turning to Dental Sealants
One of the solutions to the problem of food getting stuck is dental sealants Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating. They over the surface of the back teeth It is difficult to remove food that gets stuck in the back teeth through brushing and flossing.
The sealants fill up the fissures, grooves and crevices where bacteria can get into. When the food does not get stuck, the chances of bacteria growing, and tooth decay or cavities goes down.
Why Use Dental Sealants
Some may wonder why turning to a procedure that involves putting a plastic coating on their teeth. They may think that it is better to rely on the tried and true method of brushing, flossing and grabbing the toothpick. Dental sealants offer many benefits.
They blend in with the teeth and are not noticeable
It only takes a few minutes
It is painless
They prevent decay and other problems
The sealants can last anywhere from 2 to 7 years. They are safe for both children and adults to use. They are one part of maintaining good oral health. For more information about dental sealants and what they can do for you or your children, contact our dental professionals and make an appointment today.
The first step to a healthy beautiful smile is to schedule an appointment.