A Guide to Dental Sealants

A Guide to Dental Sealants

Aug 09, 2018

When it comes to you and your loved ones smile’s you probably want to ensure they are as healthy and protected as possible, right? At Koren Family Dental we believe that preventive dentistry is an important tool for having a healthy smile. We recommend dental sealants in Raritan for most of our patients that are interested in additional protection against tooth decay and cavities.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Have you ever looked at the surfaces of your teeth? You’ll likely see a bunch of grooves, pits and depressions (the perfect place for debris, bacteria and plaque to hide). Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment which involves painting a liquid, BPA-free plastic directly onto the chewing surfaces of teeth. Once the dental sealants have hardened, an invisible barrier is created between your pearly whites that the bacteria, acid and plaque found in your mouth.

The Dental Sealant Process

The entire dental sealant process takes literally minutes and is usually performed during a routine checkup at Koren Family Dental. The sealant is painted directly on the chewing surfaces of teeth and then cured to allow it to properly dry and harden. Once dried and hardened, you can continue your day-to-day activities.

When Should I Get Dental Sealants?

At Koren Family Dental we recommend dental sealants for children, teens and even adults. We recommend dental sealants first be applied when the molars fully erupt (between 6 to 14) and then be applied again as needed. Dental sealants are a quick, cheap and effective way to prevent more costly treatments such as dental fillings, inlays, onlays or even crowns. During routine dental visits, we can check to make sure the dental sealants are still providing protection, if not they can be easily and quickly reapplied.

Get Dental Sealants in Raritan, NJ

Ready to protect your family’s smiles with our Raritan dental sealants? Contact Koren Family Dental today to schedule your appointment, we’d be happy to determine if dental sealants are the right option for you.

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