Preventive Sealants

Dentist examining a patient's teeth

Sealants are a thin plastic coating

that protects bacteria and food from lodging in the cracks and crevices of teeth, particularly the parts that are difficult to reach with a toothbrush and floss. This cavity prevention technique is especially effective with children and teenagers. At Schulman Esthetic and General Dentistry, we strongly recommend that they have sealants applied to their back teeth so they can achieve optimum oral health while their teeth are still new and healthy.

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Who Should Get Preventative Sealants?

While adults can also benefit from preventative sealants, these coatings are actually recommended more to children and teenagers. This is because sealants can only work for teeth with no decay or dental fillings. By applying preventive sealants to a child’s teeth as early as their adult molars and premolar begin to come in, their teeth will have better protection against cavities and other oral health problems.

Dentist examining a patient's teeth

Reasons Why You Should Get Preventative Sealants

Preventative sealants are effective yet affordable solutions to protect your teeth from serious damage like cavities or erosion. That’s why while you or your child still have healthy sets of teeth, you should heavily consider having sealants applied.

To understand better why preventative sealants are among the most practical ways to help protect your smile, we’ve listed some reasons:

Can Last a Long Time

One of the best things about preventative sealants is how strong and durable they are. This allows you to chew and bite down any meal without the worry that your sealants will be easily damaged. Just make sure to maintain good oral hygiene to keep the sealants in tip-top shape for as long as possible.

Can Be Done Quickly and Painlessly

Getting dental sealants is a relatively simple procedure. It can be done in just a matter of minutes, depending on how many teeth will be needing it. The procedure won’t hurt as well — making it ideal even for children with low pain tolerance.

Can Help You Save Money in the Long Run

By protecting your or your children’s teeth, you actually give yourself an opportunity to save money in the long run. Since sealants create an additional layer of protection against bacteria from food and beverages, there will be less risk of cavities and other oral health problems. This saves you from spending on more expensive dental services just to restore the look and feel of a damaged tooth.

Help Prevent Cavities With Preventive Sealants

If you have questions about preventative sealants, reach out to Schulman Esthetic and General Dentistry. Dr. Schulman and his expertly-trained dental team will be happy to answer any inquiries you may have about our services and walk you through our quick and painless dental sealant process.

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