The purpose of a dental sealant is to create a protective barrier on your teeth to help prevent decay. Since back molars tend to have grooves that are difficult to clean, sealants can be used to help safeguard them from cavities.
Whether you are a child who has never had a cavity or an adult who is constantly going to the dentist, Dental Group at Polaris can determine if you are a good candidate for dental sealants.
What is a dental sealant?
A dental sealant is a jelly or paste that is put on your teeth. It is typically created using certain types of plastic materials, however, in some cases other materials are used.
The dental sealant hardens and make a solid coating over your tooth. If the dental sealant requires light to harden, we will us American Dental Association authorized lights on your tooth safely in our office. When dental sealants are applied they are meant to hold for numerous years.
Do I need dental sealants?
Dental sealants protect your teeth from collecting food and other bacterias. Sealants serve as a form of preventative care to avoid problems and diseases later on.
Back molars are specifically prone to decay as they tend to be tougher and have deeper crevices to help break down food, which can be hard to properly clean.
Dental sealants are a good option for adults and children with teeth that show no signs of decaying. Having sealants applied to your teeth can help prevent oral issues in the future.
We have gladly provided clients in the Lewis Center, Columbus, Powell, Westerville, and Galena areas with dental sealants for over 31 years. Come see us at Dental Group at Polaris for service and expertise you can trust.
How do I care for dental sealants?
You should always maintain proper oral hygiene, especially after having your sealants put in.
Continue to see us for regular checkups so we can check to make sure your sealants are functioning correctly. Everytime you come in, we will check to see if your sealants need to be modified in any way.
Although your sealants offer you advanced oral protection, the American Dental Association recommends you continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day. They also recommend to floss at least once daily to get rid of plaque and other harmful bacterias. Remember to use products that have the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.
Call us today at (614) 888-3692 to learn how dental sealants can provide added protection to your teeth.
Dental Group at Polaris is conveniently located in Lewis Center, OH. We look forward assisting you further with your dental sealants.
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