Keep Your Smile Healthy And Bright With Dental Sealants
At Woodland Lakes Dental in Orlando and Alafaya, dental sealants have emerged as a great preventive measure. These thin, protective coatings act as a barrier against tooth decay, helping to safeguard smiles for years.
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, including the premolars and molars. These areas are particularly vulnerable to tooth decay due to their deep pits and grooves, making it challenging to clean them thoroughly with regular brushing and flossing. Sealants effectively seal off these areas, preventing harmful bacteria and food particles from causing cavities.
How are dental sealants applied?
Our dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth to be sealed, removing any plaque or debris. The teeth are dried, and an absorbent material may be placed around them to keep them dry during the procedure. The dentist will apply an acid solution to roughen the tooth surface. This helps the sealant bond securely to the tooth. The teeth are rinsed and dried before the sealant is painted onto the enamel. It is then hardened using a special curing light. The dentist will check the sealants' placement and make any necessary adjustments to ensure optimal coverage.
What are the benefits of dental sealants?
Sealants provide an extra layer of protection, reducing the risk of tooth decay by up to 80%. Placing sealants requires no drilling or removal of tooth structure, making it a painless and minimally invasive procedure. With proper care, sealants can last for many years.
Who is a good candidate for dental sealants?
Children and teenagers are the primary candidates for dental sealants as their permanent teeth erupt. Adults with deep grooves or pits in their teeth who are at higher risk for cavities can also benefit from sealants.
Ready to protect your smile from harmful plaque and bacteria? Contact us today, and let’s get started on achieving optimal oral health.
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- Reduce the risk of cavities and tooth decay
- Prevent infections from developing
- Make brushing and flossing easier
- Prioritize your oral health
- Enjoy a healthy, vibrant smile!