When back teeth are formed they often have pits and grooves that are smaller than the bristle of a toothbrush. Food and bacteria get trapped in these pits which can cause the tooth to decay. Sealants are a thin filling material that flows over the pits, providing a smooth surface on the tooth. They are very effective in preventing decay on those surfaces of the tooth, but are only a benefit to the areas that have not been previously filled.
Here at Ahwatukee Foothills Dental, our wellness team enjoys their long term relationships with our dental family in providing excellent care. Each hygienist takes the time to ensure every visit is as comfortable as possible. They will customize a care plan that best suits your needs.