Dental sealants are incredibly effective in preventing decay on the biting surfaces of your teeth. Their application involves a simple procedure in which a tooth-colored acrylic is painted onto the surface of the tooth to effectively seal any deep grooves. They act as a barrier and preventative measure from plaque and acids, protecting the depressions and grooves of your teeth in areas that brushing and flossing don’t reach.
Sealants take only a few minutes to apply and hold up well under the force of normal chewing. They can be applied to both children and adults, lasting several years before a reapplication is needed.
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are believed to result from the chewing muscles and jaw joints not working properly together. Symptoms include headaches, earaches, tenderness of the jaw muscles, as well as a dull and aching facial pain. In many cases, TMJ disorders can be successfully treated, so chat with your dentist if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.