Prevention is better than cure


Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants work as an artificial barrier to prevent cavities. They are made out of plastic material and are of usual using applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars and premolars) where deterioration happens with higher frequency.

Sealants’ job is to protect your teeth from food specks and plaque where depressions and grooves emerge, places that regular brushing and flossing can hardly reach.

Dental Sealants are usually recognized as an effective way to prevent pit and fissure caries in children and teens.

Sealants are very useful and easy to be applied. It is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it connects straight to the tooth and hardens. This plastic resin bonds into the depressions and grooves (pits and fissures) of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant acts as an obstacle, keeping enamel protected from plaque and acids. For the time that the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be sheltered from decay.


Sealants stick well under the force of regular chewing and can last numerous years before reapplication is needed. In your normal dental visits, your dentist will look over the condition of these sealants and reapply them when it happens to be necessary.


Prophylaxis (Teeth Cleaning)

Teeth are in constant contact with the oral cavity saliva. Some substances contained in the saliva, like calcium, help our teeth to stay strong and protected.

Of course it also has disadvantages. Calcium tends to deposit on the surface of teeth, and through time it could form calculus of tartar. This tartar or plaque builds-up close to the gum or in between the gaps of teeth, providing the perfect environment for bacteria to settle.
Bacteria could cause harsh gum inflammation even destroying the gum and bone tissue, driving the teeth to shift or fall out. The bacteria might enter the blood circulation, too, and infect some other organs in your body.

Regular cleaning and polishing of your teeth will remove these bacterial colonies deposited over time and now formed as plaque or tartar. Prophylaxis, also known as teeth cleaning, will be carried out by one of our expert dentists if during your visit the doctor suspects of gum disease, or in a regular dental visit.

These are the steps included in teeth cleaning:
Your dentist at Smile Builders will first loosen up larger tartar particles glued to the teeth using an ultrasonic vibrating instrument. Areas close to the gum line or holes will be cleaned to remove rubble attached to them.

When larger particles are finally removed from teeth, your Smile Builders dentist will use scalers and curettes, which are nothing but curved shaped hand tools, to scrape slighter tartar particles and get the tooth’s outer area smoothened.

When the cleaning or prophylaxis has been done, your dentist at Smile Builders®, will use a special sandy material to furbish your teeth using a soft spinning cup as instrument.


Then, your Smile Builders dentist might apply fluoride or antibacterial medication as the procedure comes to its end. It will help to strengthen your teeth or help you with a quicker gum pockets healing.

Your dentist might order some routine dental X-rays to be sure about the lack of progression of gum disease in the future.

One of the most beneficial dental procedures is prophylaxis. It helps to protect your teeth maintaining them healthy and preventing gum disease. Prophylaxis benefits include:

• Tartar removal and plaque build-up.
• Teeth cleaning helping to remove stains from their surface.
• Put and end to halitosis (bad breath)

We care about your smile. Our dentists will suggest you to have a teeth cleaning session at least twice a year, nevertheless we highly recommend that you could have this procedure done 3 or 4 times per year if you are susceptible to gum disease.

Having an effective and regular cleaning or prophylaxis is one of the best ways to keep bacterial infections away from your teeth. Also, it helps to prevent gingivitis and periodontal disease.

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