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Tooth Sealants


Keep them Smiling and Cavity-Free!

If you seal your children's teeth from decay they may never need a filling or experience the discomfort of a toothache.

Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. Fortunately, there is an effective way to help prevent cavities: tooth sealants. Tooth sealants are made of a clear or tooth-colored material that is placed over the surface of the back teeth. They “seal” the microscopic pits and crevices, creating a barrier against plaque and bacteria.

Surgeon General on Tooth Sealants

According to a recent report by the Surgeon General, sealants can help prevent tooth decay by up to 70%. Using tooth sealants in combination with a good oral hygiene routine is the best way to keep your kids’ smiles cavity free.

How Sealants Work

Sealants help prevent cavities because toothbrushes cannot reach all the way into the pits and fissures that form on the tooth’s biting and chewing surfaces. Even careful brushing won’t remove all food and bacteria from these areas. Sealants protect teeth by “sealing” pits and fissures and creating a barrier between your teeth and plaque and food.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do sealants hurt?

No. Sealing a tooth is painless and requires no needles or numbing treatments. It only takes a few minutes to seal each tooth.

How long do sealants last?

Sealants generally last several years. Dr. Thomas will examine the condition of your sealants during your regular dental visits to ensure they are intact. Tooth sealants can be replaced if they wear down.

Can sealants benefit adults?

Yes. Sealants are beneficial for adults and children both.

Contact our office if you have any other questions about sealants.

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