What Are Dental Sealants?
Grooves in the chewing surfaces of the molars usually trap more bacteria and tartar than the other teeth. This makes them more susceptible to having decay. Dental sealants, an important aspect of preventive dentistry, are used to shield the molars from cavities caused by decay. These fine defensive coatings are made of an invisible or white liquid that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the permanent molars. When they're dried, the sealants work to defend the teeth and create an even exterior that is easier to brush and doesn't trap bacteria and tartar. Dental sealants from Dental Beauty Wellness Center don't just help ward off cavities, they can also decrease the need for fillings or other corrective procedures in the future, particularly in children. Talk to doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson or Dr. Samantha Rahrig during your twice-yearly dental appointments at our Trafalgar, IN practice to find out if you or your child can benefit from sealants.
What Can I Expect from Dental Sealants?
Whether the dental sealants are for you or your child, we will complete the procedure in the same way. To prepare, we will clean the teeth to eliminate any plaque, food debris, and bacteria. Your teeth will be dried, and a thin sheet of sealant material is then applied with a small brush. A curing light will be set on top of the tooth to solidify the sealant covering. Once every sealant is applied, we will examine the chewing surfaces for alignment and give you instructions on how to properly take care of them. Following your appointment, you can get back to your daily routine. Throughout the next few days, it is critical to stay away from eating sticky or tough foods to help keep your dental sealants in good shape as they settle into your molars. We also recommend patients keep up with a great dental hygiene routine, including flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice each day. When cared for correctly, dental sealants can remain in place for many years.
Protect and Prevent
Fight decay and allow your family to enjoy lovely, hygienic smiles for several years with dental sealants. Dental sealants are a quick and uncomplicated service at Dental Beauty Wellness Center that can ward off tooth decay and may even also reduce the chances for future dental treatments and pave the way for enhanced dental health. This is ideal for children who are still learning how to properly care for their teeth, as well as adults who'd like a little extra protection. Decide if sealants are right for you or your family by booking an appointment with doctors of dental surgery Dr. Jon Hendrickson and Dr. Samantha Rahrig at our Trafalgar, IN office today.