What exactly are Dental Sealants?
To protect your teeth and maintain oral health, dental sealants are recommended. They are applied to the back teeth, which are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. Sealants act as a shield against germs and plaque, helping to prevent decay.
The application process is quick and painless, making it popular among patients. Regular application of sealants, recommended by organizations like the American Dental Association and CDC, promotes optimal oral health in a friendly and approachable manner.
Sealants in Preventative Dentistry – A Sensational Smiles Approach
At Sensational Smiles, we prioritize preventive dentistry and offer dental sealants as an effective treatment option. Our experienced dentist and hygienist carefully apply safe and BPA-free sealant material to protect your teeth. Sealants are recommended for both children and adults, offering long-lasting protection against tooth decay.
The process of applying sealants is painless and can be easily done during a regular dental visit. By choosing sealants, you can take proactive measures in disease control and maintain optimal oral health. Trust us to provide the best dental materials and keep your smile protected with our sealant approach.
How are Sealants Applied at Sensational Smiles?
At Sensational Smiles, applying sealants is a quick and comfortable process. After cleaning and drying the tooth surface, an etching gel is used to prepare the enamel. Then, the sealant material is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. A special light is used to harden and bond the sealant to the tooth surface. The entire procedure takes just a few minutes per tooth.
Who can Benefit from Sealants?
Children, teenagers, and adults with vulnerable areas or deep grooves in their teeth can benefit from dental sealants. They are particularly effective for protecting the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. Individuals at high risk of decay can also benefit from the added protection. Dental sealants are a preventive measure that can save money on future dental treatments.
How Long Do Sealants Last?
Dental sealants can provide protection for up to 10 years or longer with proper care. It’s important to have them checked periodically during dental visits for wear or damage. Maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding biting hard objects can help prolong their lifespan. Sensational Smiles can offer recommendations on when to consider reapplying sealants.
Maintenance and Care for Prolonged Sealant Life
Regular brushing and flossing should be continued even with dental sealants, as they are not a substitute for proper oral hygiene. Using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash can further enhance protection and help prevent cavities. It’s important to avoid sticky and sugary foods that can potentially damage the sealants.
Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for maintaining oral health and monitoring the condition of the sealants. If you have any questions or need guidance on how to care for your sealants, Sensational Smiles can provide the assistance you need.
How do Sealants Compare to Fluoride Treatments?
Sealants and fluoride treatments both prevent tooth decay. While sealants physically block bacteria and food particles, fluoride strengthens tooth enamel to resist acid attacks. Sealants are a preventive measure, while fluoride treatments can repair early decay. Sensational Smiles recommends the best approach based on individual needs.
Call Sensational Smiles for an appointment, today!
Dental sealants are a highly effective preventive measure to protect your teeth from cavities and decay. At Sensational Smiles, we take a personalized approach to apply sealants, ensuring that they are comfortable and long-lasting. While sealants provide an additional layer of protection, it’s important to continue practicing good oral hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups. Take a proactive step towards protecting your teeth and schedule an appointment with us today!