Every tooth is unique and individual teeth can often be more challenging to keep healthy than others. Sometimes teeth have narrow grooves or pits that naturally occur in them. The small size and hard-to-reach locations of these spaces makes it difficult, if not impossible, to adequately clean these areas with a regular toothbrush. As a result, plaque builds up and makes these teeth prone to developing cavities.


To prevent cavities from forming, the staff at Patrick Toms DMD utilizes dental sealant in these grooves and pits. The sealant seals off these areas making it possible to brush off all the plaque and keep your teeth healthy. The process is quick, straight-forward and pain-free. 

Sealants are not as long term as fillings and are often used in pediatric dentistry.

If you have any questions about treatments available or what a visit to put a sealant on may be like, please contact us.

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