Wouldn’t it be great if you invented cavity-repellant? It would be great because 1) you would make a pile of money and 2) you wouldn’t get cavities anymore. Well, no one has invented cavity repellant. But until someone does, you should talk to our dentist, Dr. Martin Trockel, at Spartan Family Dentistry about dental sealants in Bixby, Oklahoma.
Ever notice how your molars and premolars (aka: your back teeth) have those little ridges? Well the technical term for those is “cusps” (You can use that word to impress your friends later. Right now, let’s get back to sealants). The cusps are great for helping you chew up your food. Unfortunately, they are also great at trapping all the stuff that causes cavities, like plaque, bacteria and food debris. And its hard to hit those spots with your toothbrush, even if you are brushing twice a day for two minutes at a time (and we know you are, right?). To solve this problem, our dentist will paint a thin layer of plastic over the chewing surfaces of your back teeth to keep the bad stuff out. And don’t worry, the sealant is safe, and the process is painless.
Usually, we treat kids with sealants, since they work best when applied early, and kids are more prone to cavities than adults. But if you’re an adult who has problems with tooth decay, we’ve got you covered. Literally. Give us a call today at 918-366-3777.