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Most Adults Could Benefit from Dental Sealants, Too
Posted on 10/25/2019 by Dr. Leo Townsend, DDS
Dental sealants are a preventive dentistry procedure that is often associated with children. It is true that younger people usually have their permanent teeth sealed to prevent cavities and decay. However, many adults could also benefit from dental sealants. Why Are Dental Sealants a Good Idea for Adults? Dental sealants offer unique benefits that can also be helpful for adults. Everyone is at risk for tooth decay, regardless of age, so sealants can reduce this risk in anyone who decides to receive them. Sealants prevent plaque and debris from collecting in tooth grooves, and this minimizes the risk of decay since there is no place for bacteria to grow. Dental sealants are an ideal preventive maintenance measure, and investing a little money for sealants up front can prevent more expensive restorations later. How is a Dental Sealant Applied? If you decide that dental sealants are right for you, you may wonder how they are applied. Some people think that they must involve a long procedure, but the whole process is actually quite quick. First, your teeth will be cleaned and dried, and then we will apply an acidic gel to the surface of the teeth that will receive the sealants. This will help the sealant to stick to the tooth. After a few minutes, we wash off the gel and dry our tooth again before we put on the sealant. A blue light is then used to harden the sealant onto your tooth. Which Teeth Are the Best for Sealants? The chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars are the best candidates for dental sealants, as they are at the greatest risk for decay. A dental sealant will protect the tiny grooves that make those teeth so effective at chewing and grinding food. Are you interested in dental sealants to protect your teeth? If so, call us today to learn more....
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