How Sealants Can Help to Prevent Tooth Decay

Certain portions of the teeth associated with fissures and pits can be quite difficult to clean. This is why a dental sealant is often applied. Why might a dentist opt for this technique and what benefits will it provide?

  • Sealants and completely safe to utilise.
  • They may also help to stop the initial stages of tooth decay.
  • Modern sealants can last for years if they are maintained properly.

“One of the most common spots for tooth decay to develop is on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.”

Read more about this topic below:

https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/procedures/sealants/ada-03-preventing-and-halting-tooth-decay-with-sealants

Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.

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