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Expert Answers to Top 5 Questions on Dental Sealants

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For decades, dental sealants have provided outstanding cavity protection to kids. Find out all you need to know about this dental decay defense.

  1. What do dental sealants do?
    Basically, dental sealants are simply thin coatings of a plastic-like substance that gets applied onto the chewing surfaces of a child’s permanent molars and premolars to provide them with cavity protection. Their proven decay protection has made them a very popular procedure in family dentistry practices.
  2. How do dental sealants protect a child from cavities?
    Dental sealants provide cavity protection by forming a protective barrier over the deep grooves of the molars and premolars, which tend to trap tooth decay. Since these areas are hard to clean, this decay can develop into cavities. But by having a pediatric dentist in Mishawaka apply dental sealants over these grooves, a shield is created to keep tooth decay out.
  3. What’s the right age for a child to get dental sealants?
    Typically, tooth sealants can be applied as soon as a child’s molar or premolar has erupted through their gums. According to family dentistry experts, that can happen as early as six, with more molars erupting again between the ages of 11 and 13. Yet every child has specific dental needs, so your pediatric dentist in Mishawaka will be the one to determine when it’s time for dental sealants.
  4. Do adults ever get dental sealants?
    While these tooth sealants can be used on adults, they are more frequently placed on children. But adults at a high risk of cavities and those who don’t have the protection of fillings can also get dental sealants.
  5. What is the lifespan of dental sealants?
    Family dentistry studies show that dental sealants can stay strong and effective for many years. If they start to wear over time, your pediatric dentist in Mishawaka can simply reapply them.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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