Dental sealants can be highly effective in preventing decay when they are applied correctly by a skilled dentist or chair side dental assistant. The sealant is bonded to the biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. Sealants are quick and painless, the coating is painted and then light cured to the teeth. Dental sealants work best to seal the deep grooves that are common in adolescent dental patients.The purpose is to create a barrier and protect tooth enamel from tapping sticky foods that can harbor plaque.
Sealants protect the deep grooves your teeth from food particles and plaque that brushing and flossing can’t reach.
Easy to apply, sealants take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants are designed to hold up under the force of normal chewing. Kids and adults are advised to avoid hard candies because the sealants can be pulled off by theses foods. Dental sealants can last several years before a reapplication is needed.
Dental coverage- Most dental insurance plans cover sealants for dependent sunder the age of 14 on teeth that have not had a filling at 100%. Ask our front desk to send a pre determination to your insurance company to find out if they are covered. This is a easy way to avoid decay.
Children and adults can benefit from sealants in the fight against tooth decay.