Dental sealants are strong and reliable shells that cover your teeth and protect them from the harmful particles that create tooth decay. This is a great preventative option if you struggle with having a consistent and efficient oral hygiene routine.
Typically, children are the ones who receive dental sealants. This is because sometimes they don’t take proper care of their teeth and their smiles are more vulnerable to cavities. However, adults who have molars that are free from decay and dental fillings are more than welcome to take advantage of dental sealants.
The sealant application process is easy and simple. First, your dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth that are receiving the sealants. Then, he will dry the teeth and will place an absorbent material around them to keep them dry. Next, he will roughen the surfaces of the teeth with an acidic solution. This will help the sealants bond to the teeth. Your dentist will then rinse and dry the teeth and will paint the sealants onto the enamel. To help the sealants harden, he will use a special light.
Dental sealants can last up to 10 years, but they do need to be frequently checked at six-month dental cleanings and exams. If necessary, your dentist will replace them.
If you would like to learn more about dental sealants in Covington, Georgia, call Covington Dental Partners today at 770-450-6551! Your dentist, Dr. Sterling Whitworth, and our friendly dental team are here to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to telling you more about these beneficial protective shells.