If you want to maintain a top-notch oral health by preventing tooth decay, then dental sealants are the perfect product for you! They are thin, protective shells that are placed over your teeth to keep them healthy and strong. Typically, the sealants are applied to the back molars because they have deep pits in the chewing surfaces that are tough to clean.
Usually, children are the ones who receive dental sealants. This is because their smiles are more prone to tooth decay because they don’t necessarily know how to properly care for their smiles. However, adults are more than welcome to take advantage of dental sealants. The only time they cannot is if they have molars that have tooth decay or dental fillings.
Applying a dental sealant is simple and quick. It only requires one appointment at our office and it generally includes the following steps:
No. 1: Your dentist will thoroughly clean each tooth that is receiving the sealant.
No. 2: Once the teeth are cleaned, he will dry the teeth and will place cotton swabs around them to keep them dry.
No. 3: Your dentist will then place an acidic solution on the teeth to roughen their surfaces. This will help the sealants bond to the teeth.
No. 4: Then, he will once again rinse and dry the teeth.
No. 5: Finally, he will paint the sealants onto the teeth and will harden them with a special light.
Sealants generally last up to 10 years. However, if you ever break or chip them, your dentist will be happy to replace them.
If you have any questions about dental sealants in Flint, Michigan, or if you would like to know more, please call our office today at 810-694-0200 and talk to our caring Milan Sata DDS team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Milan Sata if you are interested in protecting your smile with sealants. We look forward to helping you!