Dental Sealants Can Help Protect & Preserve Your Beautiful Smile
A thin, plastic coating that’s applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (premolars and molars), at West Delray Smiles in Delray Beach, we know that dental sealants can help protect these teeth from cavities by sealing out food and plaque.
Who should get dental sealants?
Dental sealants are most often recommended for children, but adults can also benefit from them. They are especially helpful for people who have deep grooves in their teeth or who have a history of cavities.
How are dental sealants applied?
First, the teeth are cleaned and then a mild acidic solution is used to roughen the enamel. This helps the sealant material bond to the teeth. Next, the sealant material is applied to the tooth before being hardened with a special light.
How long do dental sealants last?
Dental sealants often last for several years (and sometimes up to a decade!), but they will eventually need to be replaced. Our dentist will check your sealants during your regular dental visits and reapply them if necessary.
How should I care for dental sealants?
Teeth that have been covered with dental sealants require the same care that your natural teeth. Be sure to brush twice and floss once daily, and to eat a nutritious diet that’s low in sugar. It’s also important that you see us regularly for checkups and cleanings to ensure your sealants are in good condition.
If you are interested in getting dental sealants for yourself or your child, talk to us. We would be happy to answer any questions you have!
Contact West Delray Smiles About Dental Sealants Today
- Experience a quick & painless application
- Prevent cavities in the short and long term
- Avoid the need for complex dental issues
- Ideal for kids and adults alike
- Prioritize your oral health!