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Sealants

Sealants

Dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of teeth — usually the back teeth(the premolars and molars) — to prevent tooth decay.

Sealants

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental conditions affecting patients and it’s more prevalent among children. Dental cavities or caries are caused by plaque, which is formed due to bacteria, acid, food particles, saliva and poor oral hygiene. For this reason, dentists have created a procedure in which a protective barrier is applied to the surface of the teeth to prevent tooth decay. A person of any age can benefit from dental sealants, but the procedure is geared towards children so that they can start the prevention process early on in their lives. GIO Dental at Station Landing offers dental sealants for anyone looking to protect their teeth.

Benefits

Dental sealants can be beneficial to a person’s oral health in a number of ways. A person seeking dental sealants can achieve optimal tooth decay prevention with minimal risk. The procedure is quick and painless, and offers up to a decade of protection. Dental sealants will:

  • Provide a shield over the teeth

  • Help prevent cavities

  • Help prevent tooth decay

  • Save money in the long run

  • Prevent the need for fillings and crowns

  • Help fight plaque build up

  • Keep teeth healthy for up to 10 years

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Procedure

Placing dental sealants is typically a quick, simple, and painless process. The procedure is also safe, and does not require anesthetics of any kind. First, a dental hygienist will remove any plaque and food debris that may be stuck in the grooves of the teeth. Once the teeth are clean and polished, the dental sealant material will be applied to the surface of the teeth with a brush. The sealant material is then bonded to the teeth using a special light. Once the sealant has hardened, it transforms into a sturdy, plastic coating, and the teeth can be used to chew once again.

Recovery

The recovery process for the dental sealant procedure is virtually nonexistent. Patients can use their teeth as they normally would immediately after the sealant is applied and hardened. After leaving the dental office, patients are advised to care for their teeth with a standard oral hygiene regimen. Daily brushing and flossing, along with a healthy diet will help prolong the life of the sealant. Regular checkups at GIO Dental will also help to keep the sealants at their best. With proper care, the dental sealant can last up to ten years.

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