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If you wish to protect your smile from tooth decay, you may want to consider dental sealants! Dental sealants are strong, reliable, and successful products that fight tooth decay and protect your teeth.

Sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are painted onto your teeth and hardened with a special light. The entire treatment will be completed within one appointment at our office and it will be easy and painless. First, your dentist will deeply clean the tooth, dry the tooth, and then apply an acidic solution to the surface of the tooth to roughen it up. Roughening the surface will help the sealant bond to the tooth. Then, the tooth will be rinsed and dried. When the tooth is ready, the dentist will paint the sealant onto the tooth and will harden the material with a special light.

Dental sealants don’t require special care. As long as you brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily, you are on the right track. You will also need to attend your regular six month checkups. These appointments will help your sealant remain clean and in tip-top shape. It will also give your dentist the chance to replace the sealant if necessary.

If you would like to know more about dental sealants and how they can help you, call our office now and talk to a member of our team. We are happy to tell you all you need to know about dental sealants!