Dental sealants are permanent plastic barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove. Most Grand Prairie pediatric dentists and family dentists offer sealants to their patients.
Brushing just the teeth may not remove food particles between the teeth and up in the gums. Bacteria can grow and stink from hidden, floss-only locations. Gently brushing the gums, sides of the mouth, and the tongue in addition to the teeth may make the difference.