There are so many different dental specialists, and they each have different names in different countries around the globe. For example, a denturist is called a denturist in Canada and the U.S., but it is referred to as a clinical dental technologist in the U.K.. There is also the confusing conundrum of three dental professionals in the U.S. who all seem to be the same professional doing the same things, except that they are definitely different.
Your dentist performs restorative dental services to help repair your teeth. Although damage from decay or dental trauma is often repairable, it is best to avoid the damage altogether. Thus, your dentist offers preventive care to help maintain the health of your teeth.
Here are a few preventive services that your dentist may provide.
A dental sealant is a plastic coating that forms a barrier between your teeth and harmful substances, such as plaque and oral acids.