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Seal Out Cavities with Sealants

Sealants are a preventive dental treatment that helps protect teeth from decay. This simple and effective procedure involves applying a thin plastic coating to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). Sealants act as a barrier, shielding the tooth enamel from bacteria and acids that can cause cavities. They are particularly beneficial for children and teenagers, as they are more prone to developing cavities in these vulnerable areas of the teeth.

What are Sealants?

Dental sealants are made of a tooth-colored resin material that is painted onto the grooves and pits of the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. The sealant material flows into the tiny fissures and crevices, creating a smooth, protective layer over the enamel. This physical barrier prevents food particles and bacteria from getting trapped in these deep grooves, reducing the risk of decay.

How Do Sealants Work?

Sealants work by forming a shield over the tooth’s enamel, effectively sealing off the vulnerable areas where decay commonly occurs. The application of sealants is a quick and painless process. First, the teeth are thoroughly cleaned and dried. Then, an acidic gel is applied to the chewing surfaces for a short time. This gel creates a rough texture on the enamel, allowing the sealant to bond securely to the tooth. After rinsing and drying the teeth again, the sealant material is carefully painted onto the targeted areas and hardened using a special light. Once hardened, the sealant becomes a durable, protective layer that remains in place for several years.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What age is best for getting dental sealants?

Dental sealants are typically applied to permanent molars and premolars as soon as they erupt, which is usually between the ages of 6 and 14. However, sealants can be beneficial for individuals of any age who have deep grooves or are at a higher risk of developing cavities.

How long do dental sealants last?

Dental sealants can last for many years with proper care. They are designed to withstand the pressures of chewing and regular oral hygiene practices. However, regular dental check-ups are essential to monitor the condition of the sealants and ensure they remain intact and effective.

Are dental sealants noticeable on the teeth?

Dental sealants are made of a tooth-colored resin material, so they blend in with the natural color of the teeth. They are typically not noticeable when applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth.

Does the application of dental sealants hurt?

No, the application of dental sealants is a painless and non-invasive procedure. There is no need for anesthesia or drilling. The teeth are thoroughly cleaned, and the sealant material is simply painted onto the tooth surface and hardened with a special light.
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