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Dental Sealants

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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants protect against tooth decay and cavities. They are a thin plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of molar teeth. Molars have deep grooves that make it hard to brush or floss effectively, causing bits of food or plaque to remain. To prevent decay that can develop in these grooves over time, your dentist will use sealants to “seal out” plaque and food.

Protect Teeth from Damage

Your teeth are prone to damage from not only the food you eat and external impacts, but internal health impacts as well. Certain medications and health conditions can adversely affect your teeth and oral health. Daily brushing and flossing may not be enough to ward off tooth decay. Your dentist will likely recommend dental sealants for added protection and to keep debris out of the deeper grooves of your molars.

Permanent Molars Benefit from Sealants

While adults without decay or fillings can benefit from sealants, children and teenagers are prime candidates for dental sealants. Children should get sealants as soon as their permanent molars come in. The sealants will protect the teeth through cavity-prone years and into adulthood.

Sealant Procedures are Painless

Applying sealants is a simple and painless process. Once completed, sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years. Sealants are also easy to replace, and your dentist can replace dental sealants as necessary.

Protect Your Smile With Sealants Today

Dental sealants can trap decay if not applied correctly and are not as durable as other tooth-covering methods such as fillings. However, with proper dental application, the benefits of dental sealants far outweigh the disadvantages. Sealants are cost effective, easy to apply, help improve oral hygiene, and are safe to use.


Come see us to see if you’re a candidate for dental sealants. We are here to help you protect your teeth and your smile!

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