Dental sealants are an effective way to prevent tooth decay. Anyone who frequently experiences cavities should consider dental sealants. The buildup of bacteria on your teeth might warrant the use of dental sealants. Chewing surfaces on the back of your teeth are typically applied with a plastic coating. Dental sealants can prevent food particles from settling into the grooves of your teeth. This can prevent a myriad of oral health issues. Our highly trained dentists at Advanced Dental Care of Austin have performed numerous dental sealant application procedures. We can help you to shield your teeth from harmful bacteria with sealants. Continue reading about dental sealants and how they can be an effective preventative measure when it comes to a healthy smile.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Dental sealants act as a shield for your teeth. Sealants help by keeping food particles and bacteria away from your teeth. These can get into the fissures and grooves of your teeth and cause problems. From having minor cavities to missing teeth, harmful bacteria can cause a multitude of dental problems. Sealants are an enormously effective way to protect your teeth.
What’s involved in a dental sealant application procedure?
The process for applying a sealant is actually very simple. We start by cleaning your teeth and inspecting them for any issues then apply a gel to the surface of your teeth. Our dentist will dry your teeth after washing off the gel. Finally, the sealant is painted on and allowed to sit for a few moments in order to harden. Dental sealants can be clear or white and can be virtually invisible. The procedure itself is completely painless. The sealant application process does not require any drilling. On average, you can expect your sealants to last anywhere between 5 to 10 years.
Are dental sealant applications beneficial for both children and adults?
Patients will typically experience the most benefit from sealants once they have grown in their permanent set of teeth, which is usually by the age of six. In the case of children, it is best if the sealant is applied just after the molars have broken through the gums. This may prevent early tooth decay.
Can dental sealants substitute other preventative care measures?
It’s important to note that dental sealants do not take the place of other preventative care measures. Fluoride treatments and regular teeth cleanings are still important for the health of your teeth and gums. Call Advanced Dental Care of Austin for a consultation with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members!
If you feel as though a sealant might be an effective solution for your dental issues, please call 512-331-1477 or email us today to schedule your consultation. We will be able to provide you with more detailed information about the dental sealant procedure and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about this preventative dental care.
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