What Are Dental Sealants?
Spacing in the top of the molars usually contains more bacteria and buildup and are more susceptible to ending up with cavities over time. Dental sealants, a routine aspect of preventive dentistry, are applied to the molars as a way to safeguard them from cavities resulting from decay. These fine protective coatings are composed of a clear or tooth-colored material that is then applied to the chewing surfaces of your permanent molars. Once set, sealants help protect the enamel and provide a smoother exterior that is easier to brush. Dental sealants from Knight Dental Care don't just protect from tooth decay, but they might also lessen your kids' needs for fillings or other corrective care in the future. Speak with cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Edward Knight at your next dental appointment at our Midland, MI practice to find out if you or your child might benefit from dental sealants.
Can I Get Dental Sealants?
Children between the ages of 6 – 12 are the most likely to develop decay on the occlusive surfaces of their permanent molars, making them great candidates to receive dental sealants. Although, more mature patients may also consider getting dental sealants, for example, if you struggle with maintaining good oral hygiene regimens or are predisposed to tooth decay. At Knight Dental Care, the application of dental sealants is a fast, uncomplicated treatment that usually needs no sedation. Set up a consultation, and someone on our dental team can assess you to determine if you may benefit from this easy and effective solution.
What Is the Sealant Process?
Before beginning, Dr. Knight will need to evaluate your teeth to learn if dental sealants are the proper solution for you or your children. To prepare your teeth for dental sealants, a member of our staff will clean your teeth to remove any buildup, food particles, and bacteria from chewing surfaces. Your teeth will be dried, and a small sheet of sealant liquid will be distributed precisely into the fissures with a tiny brush. An advanced curing light is then positioned on top of the tooth to ossify the sealant, covering within about 10 – 20 seconds. As soon as every sealant is set, our team will assess your jaws for alignment and give you instructions on how to best care for your dental sealants.
Protect Teeth From Tooth Decay
Ward off decay and allow your family to maintain radiant, hygienic smiles for years to come. Dental sealants are a fast, easy solution at Knight Dental Care that can help you maintain good oral health and wellness and might even decrease the need for future dental treatments. To schedule an exam or for questions about cost, financing, or insurance, call Knight Dental Care today.