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Dental Sealants Hellertown PA

At DeWire Dental, our expertise lies in family dentistry, where we prioritize the well-being and oral health care of every family member.

One crucial aspect of our preventive dental care, especially for children, is the application of dental sealants.

We are committed to maintaining optimal oral health for your entire family.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, predominantly permanent molars and premolars. These sealants serve to prevent tooth decay by safeguarding the teeth.

Molars and premolars often possess deep grooves or fissures, where food and plaque can hide. These teeth are thus challenging to clean thoroughly, for anyone, particularly more so for children.

Without proper care, these areas are prone to plaque buildup and bacterial growth, which can often lead to cavities.

Dental sealants create a smoother surface, and a barrier, reducing the risk of decay. This is alongside regular brushing and flossing, which are the most important dental hygiene habits to protect against plaque buildup and decay.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

We recommend dental sealants primarily for preventing tooth decay, especially in children and adolescents who are still mastering oral hygiene techniques and habits.

Coupled with a diet high in sugar, inadequate or infrequent oral hygiene practices can swiftly result in the development of cavities.

Applying dental sealants to vulnerable molars provides an effective barrier against plaque and food particles. This safeguards the teeth and promotes better oral health and cavity prevention.

Dental Sealant Procedure

The process of getting dental sealants is simple, quick, and typically painless.

Following a dental examination that indicates the need for dental sealants, the teeth will undergo a dental cleaning to remove plaque and any tartar.

Subsequently, the teeth will thoroughly be dried to facilitate the proper bonding of the dental sealant. In some instances, a mild acid solution may be used to enhance the adhesion of the dental sealant.

The liquid sealant material is then brushed on and applied to the tooth's chewing surface and hardened using a special curing light, or can also be done through self-curing.

The dentist will ensure proper coverage of the sealants over the grooves and fissures of the teeth.

This procedure is generally well-tolerated, with minimal discomfort or pressure experienced by patients.

Dental Sealants for Adults and Kids

Dental sealants are beneficial not only for children but also for adults in preventing tooth decay and cavity formation. It is probably one of the quickest and easiest, yet most effective dental treatments we can offer here at DeWire Dental.

We encourage you to get dental sealants if you have not already.

If you're considering dental sealants for yourself or your child, give us a call to schedule an appointment with us at (610) 838-6188.
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Phone: (610) 838-6188
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