Sealants – Highland Dental Center

Kay Randall
Kay Randall
March 11, 2023

Highly recommend! Friendly, professional, and reasonably priced

Michael Peden
Michael Peden
January 30, 2023

The staff was very friendly and professional. They are very efficient and go over all your issues and the cost. I recommend them.

Claire Devoid
Claire Devoid
January 10, 2023

Great dentist office. I have a fear of dentists but they alway make me feel comfortable here.

Wallace Carr
Wallace Carr
January 9, 2023

Great job done to fix my tooth by a great staff.

Phyllis Morgan
Phyllis Morgan
January 3, 2023

Everyone in this office is amazing. I have bad anxiety and needed a tooth surgically removed. They helped keep me calm and painless as possible. Just awesomely treated. Thank you

David Costanten
David Costanten
December 16, 2022

The staff is courteous, professional and welcoming and the office is very clean. I highly recommend this center for your dental needs.

Sealants: Shielding Smiles Against Dental Decay

Preserving Your Teeth’s Brilliance, One Seal at a Time

As we journey through life, our teeth face numerous challenges – from consuming sugary treats to battling the forces of dental decay. Maintaining a healthy smile requires a combination of diligent oral hygiene practices and preventive measures. One such preventive technique that has proven to be highly effective is dental sealants. At Union Street Dental, we believe in the power of sealants to shield smiles and keep dental problems at bay.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars. These back teeth have intricate grooves and fissures that can be difficult to clean thoroughly with regular brushing. As a result, they become prime targets for plaque and bacteria, making them more susceptible to decay.

Sealants act as a barrier, sealing off these vulnerable areas and creating a smooth, easy-to-clean surface. By doing so, they provide an extra layer of defense against cavity-causing agents, helping to keep teeth healthier and reducing the risk of dental issues in the future.

The Process of Sealant Application

Applying dental sealants is a quick, painless, and non-invasive procedure. It can often be completed during a routine dental check-up without the need for anesthesia. Here’s what you can expect during the process:

  • Cleaning the Teeth: The dental professional thoroughly cleans the teeth to ensure they are free from any debris or plaque.
  • Preparation: The teeth receiving the sealants are dried and isolated to keep them moisture-free, ensuring the sealant adheres properly.
  • Application: The sealant material, which is usually a flowable resin, is carefully painted onto the chewing surfaces of the molars and premolars.
  • Curing: A special curing light is used to harden the sealant, creating a strong bond with the tooth surface.
  • Evaluation: The dentist will check the sealants to ensure they have formed a smooth, solid coating on the teeth.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants offer numerous advantages, making them a valuable investment in maintaining oral health:

Cavity Prevention: Sealants act as a physical barrier, preventing food particles, plaque, and bacteria from settling in the crevices of the teeth and causing cavities.

Long-lasting Protection: With proper oral care and regular check-ups, dental sealants can last for several years, providing extended protection against decay.

Non-Invasive: The process of applying sealants is painless and requires no drilling or removal of tooth structure.

Cost-effective: Preventing cavities through sealants is more cost-effective than treating dental decay and its potential complications later on.

Suitable for All Ages: While sealants are often applied during childhood, they can also be beneficial for adults who are at risk of developing cavities.

Boosts Confidence: Sealants give you peace of mind, knowing your teeth have an added layer of protection against decay, allowing you to smile confidently.

Caring for Sealants

To maximize the longevity and effectiveness of dental sealants, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene practices:

  • Brushing: Continue to brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Flossing: Regular flossing helps keep areas between teeth clean and free from plaque buildup.
  • Dental Check-ups: Attend regular dental check-ups and cleanings to monitor the condition of your sealants and overall oral health.

Prevention is the cornerstone of excellent oral health, and dental sealants offer an easy and effective way to protect your teeth from cavities and decay. At Union Street Dental, we prioritize your dental well-being and strive to provide you with the best preventive care options, including dental sealants. Let us help safeguard your smile’s brilliance and maintain your oral health for years to come. Schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team and take the first step towards preserving your pearly whites with the power of dental sealants.

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