Dental sealants are a highly effective preventive treatment that helps protect your teeth from cavities.
Dental sealants actually “cover and fill” the deep grooves of the teeth and act as a barrier, protecting the tooth’s enamel and the grooves of the teeth from food and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Sealants are easy to apply and only take a few minutes to seal each tooth. They hold up well under normal chewing and can last several years before a reapplication is necessary.
While Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe recommend sealants for kids, adults also can benefit from sealants to prevent tooth decay.
How are dental sealants applied?
Our skilled dental hygiene team will apply dental sealants at your regular dental exam and check-up. Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe will examine your teeth to identify any existing decay. If they do not see any decay, our hygienists will then apply a durable, plastic “shell” or coating directly onto the biting surfaces of your teeth. Then we will use a special ultraviolet light to harden the sealant atop our teeth. This procedure is completely pain-free.
How long do dental sealants last?
Your dental sealants can last up to 10 years or longer. However, maintaining them is dependent on scheduling regular dental exams and cleanings with Dr. Simone and Dr. Lowe.
How do dental sealants work?
Dental sealants work by covering or sealing off the grooves and pits on the surfaces of your teeth. These areas are where bacteria collect because they are hard to clean, especially for children and older adults.
How often should sealants be reapplied?
If the sealant is still intact and performing as expected, you can expect a sealant to last for years. We will evaluate the status of the sealant during your routine dental exams to determine if touch-ups or reapplications are necessary.
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