Seal Up Good Dental Health with Sealants
What’s the deal on dental sealants and what can they do for your teeth? A teeth sealant provides protection from problem-causing tooth decay. To see if dental sealants are right for you, check out the answers to popular questions.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants protect children and teens from tooth decay. They are barely visible plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to prevent food particles from getting trapped in teeth and causing problems. It is best if a teeth sealant is applied to newly erupted teeth before decay can do any damage.
How are dental sealants applied?
Applying dental sealants is a short, simple, and painless process. The tooth is cleaned, and then a special gel is put onto the chewing surface for a few moments. Once the gel is rinsed away, the tooth is dried and then covered with a coating of the dental sealant. In a matter of minutes, the sealant forms a protective shield and the process is complete.
Do dental sealants last for a long time?
These teeth sealants usually last for five to ten years, but should be regularly checked by a dentist. They can be reapplied if they start to diminish.
Will dental sealants eliminate the need for fluoride protection?
No, fluoride will still be required to prevent tooth decay. Sealants and fluoride work together to help prevent tooth decay in different ways. But total tooth protection demands fluoride, daily brushing and flossing, regular dental care, and smart food choices.
Is it better to seal teeth at an early age or wait to fill cavities?
Prevention is your best protection and dental sealants protect teeth from the start to save you time, money, and the pain in the end.
To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.
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