Our patients at Town Dental Group in Mint Hill know how important it is to brush and floss their teeth every day. (We recommend twice a day.) Even with a great home routine, we want our patients to see us every six months for a professional cleaning and checkup.

Regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. But the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where sealants can be invaluable.

Dental sealants are a plastic material that is applied by your dentist in Mint Hill. This material is a resin that bonds to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, mainly in the pits and fissures. The plastic acts as a shield against acids and plaque that can damage the enamel.

You might think that sealants are only for children and teenagers, but they’re good for adult teeth, too. This simple procedure can improve your oral health by protecting the surfaces that are particularly vulnerable to decay.

If you’ve never had dental sealants on your teeth, you may wonder if they are going to be noticeable. In a word, no. Sealants are usually clear, but some are white, or have a slight tint. They will not diminish the appearance of your smile.

At Town Dental Group in Mint Hill, we can apply dental sealants during one of your regularly scheduled cleaning and checkups. We provide general and cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry, and are open on Saturdays for your convenience.