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About Dental Sealants

Crevices in the top of the back teeth usually hold onto more food debris and tartar, meaning they are more at risk for having cavities. Dental sealants, an important part of preventive dentistry, help defend the molars from damage caused by decay. These thin protective coatings are created from a clear or white liquid that is applied to the occlusive surfaces of the back teeth. As soon as they're bonded, sealants work to defend these teeth and create a more even exterior that is easier to brush. Dental sealants offered at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo not only prevent tooth decay, but they can also decrease your kids' needs for tooth-colored fillings or other corrective care later on. Speak with Dr. Dentist Two at your regular dental visits at our City, ST practice to determine if you or your child could benefit from dental sealants.

Who Is a Candidate for Sealants?

Youths 6 – 12 years old are often more susceptible to cavities on the chewing surfaces of their permanent molars, making them good candidates to receive dental sealants. Although, older patients may also consider getting sealants, such as patients who have a hard time sticking to the best oral hygiene practices or who are prone to cavities. At DentalWorks - Hyperlingo, getting dental sealants is a quick, easy process that usually requires no sedation. Call about a visit so someone on our dental staff can speak with you to discover if you would benefit from this easy and effective service.

What Is the Sealant Process?

First, will have to evaluate the teeth to learn if dental sealants will be the correct solution for you or your family. To prepare your mouth for dental sealants, a member of our staff will polish the enamel to get rid of any plaque, food debris, and germs from the chewing surfaces. The dried, and a fine coat of sealant liquid is then placed evenly into the grooves via a small brush. An advanced curing light will be positioned over the tooth, which will ossify the sealant coating within roughly 10 – 20 seconds. After every sealant is in place, our staff will assess your jaws for alignment and give you tips on how to efficiently care for your sealants.

Caring for Dental Sealants

your dental sealant session, you or your little one can get back to your daily routine. During the subsequent days, it is essential to avoid chewing on sticky or tough foods to help keep the dental sealants from chipping as they settle into your enamel. also suggests people to develop a good dental wellness regimen, such as flossing and brushing the teeth at least two times every day. If taken care of appropriately, dental sealants will likely remain in place for a number of years. Our team at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo will examine your teeth during annual dental assessments and let you know when the sealants could be reapplied.

Will Insurance Cover Dental Sealants?

Since dental sealants are generally applied as a preventive dentistry service, many dental insurance programs cover them for kids or adolescents up to a specific age. Coverage could differ between adolescents and people who are 20 or older, so our billing staff will go over your family's plan and tell you about any out-of-pocket expenses. DentalWorks - Hyperlingo takes multiple payment options to help make needed oral attention even more convenient and cost-effective for you and your relatives.

FAQ ABOUT DENTAL SEALANTS

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars) that help to prevent cavities.

Is a dental sealant a better option than a filling?

Sealants are a quick and painless way to prevent cavities. A tooth without a cavity is healthier and stronger than a tooth that has a filling or an untreated cavity. Sealants are less expensive and easier to apply than a filling.

When should children get dental sealants?

Sealants prevent the most cavities when applied soon after permanent molars come in. This is usually around age 6 for the first molars and age 12 for the second molars.

Do dental sealants hurt?

Getting a sealant is easy and does not hurt. The tooth is cleaned, rinsed, and dried. Next, the dental sealant is painted on the tooth. The dentist may shine a light on the tooth to help harden the sealant to form a protective shield.

How long do dental sealants last?

Dental sealants have shown to still work approximately nine years after placement. However, sometimes they do fall off. If a tooth loses a sealant, the protective shield is gone and the tooth can get a cavity. That is why it is important to maintain regular dental appointments so they can be checked. The good news is that missing sealants are easy to replace.

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Protect Teeth From Tooth Decay

Avoid decay and your loved ones maintain beautiful, hygienic smiles for many years. Dental sealants are a great, easy, uncomplicated service at DentalWorks - Hyperlingo that may also diminish the need for future dental surgeries and allow for elevated dental wellness. Determine if sealants are right for you or your child by scheduling an appointment with at our City, ST facility.

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