in Chandler, AZ
No one wants cavities. However, if you consume a sugary diet or forget to brush and floss, it can be difficult to prevent them. Whether or not you follow these habits, our team at Chandler Dental Center often recommends patients take advantage of dental sealants. Dental sealants for kids and adults is a simple and effective option to encourage cavity-free teeth. To learn more about dental sealants in Chandler, AZ, contact us!Contact Us
What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are thin plastic coatings painted onto the grooves of your teeth to protect them from bacteria, decay, and infection. Though thin, dental sealants are highly effective in shielding the tooth surfaces as the coating acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Dental sealants can protect teeth from decay for many years but need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits to ensure effectiveness.
Are dental sealants safe?
To ensure dental sealants are effective, Dr. Stradling and our team prep the teeth to ensure all plaque is removed and there are no pre-existing cavities. The dental sealant material is applied and hardened once exposed to a special UV light. When done by a professional like Dr. Stradling, getting dental sealants is safe and highly beneficial. Dental sealants for kids around six and dental sealants for adults with a history of decay are often encouraged!
Benefits of Dental Sealants
Though a great barrier in preventing cavities, dental sealants for kids and adults are not a permanent way to protect your teeth. At Cactus Point Dental, we still encourage patients with dental sealants to visit for regular dental cleanings and exams to ensure their teeth are healthy. However, dental sealants do offer an abundance of benefits, like:
- Protection against tooth decay
- Painless process
- Improved oral hygiene
- Long lifespan
- More cost-effective than fillings