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Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to help prevent tooth decay. Dentists often recommend sealants as preventative measures when children and teenagers' permanent molars begin coming in; their deep grooves and pits make these teeth particularly susceptible to cavities, providing the perfect environment for bacteria growth.

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Who are Dental Sealants for?

Sealants can be beneficial to children and teenagers who do not follow proper oral hygiene practices or have experienced dental decay in the past, as well as adults with deep grooves or pits in their molars. However, sealants may also provide benefits to adults with deep grooves in their molars.

How long do Dental Sealants last?

Sealants can last up to 10 years with proper care and maintenance, provided they're installed by an expert dentist. Brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist on a regular basis are crucial to prolonging their lifespan and extending their life expectancy.

How are Dental Sealants applied?

To apply a dental sealant, your dentist will first clean and dry the teeth that will receive sealants before isolating them with cotton or another absorbent material to keep them from becoming wet during the procedure. Next, they may apply an acidic solution that will help the sealant adhere better with tooth surfaces before rinsing off and drying it off; finally, the sealing material is applied directly onto grooves and pits of teeth using special curing lights to harden it and create a protective barrier on them.

What are Dealant Sealants made of?

Dental sealants are made up of clear or tooth-coloured resin material. Some sealants contain small amounts of fluoride to provide extra protection from cavities, while the resin material itself is safe and long-term effective at keeping teeth decay at bay for years. Dental sealants provide an effective preventive solution that can help individuals maintain good oral health as well as avoid more significant dental issues in the future.