Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a type of preventive treatment that can help protect your teeth from decay and cavities. They are typically recommended for children and teenagers, as well as for adults who are at a high risk for tooth decay.

Dental sealants are made of a thin, plastic material that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This material flows into the deep grooves and pits of the teeth, forming a protective barrier against harmful bacteria and food particles that can cause decay.

The process of getting dental sealants is simple and painless. First, your dentist will thoroughly clean your teeth and dry them. Next, a special solution will be applied to the chewing surfaces of your teeth to help the sealant adhere properly. Finally, the sealant material will be painted onto your teeth and hardened with a special light.

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Dental sealants were first developed in the 1960s, and have since become a widely used and effective tool for preventing tooth decay in children and adolescents. Dental sealants can be an effective tool for preventing tooth decay, even in people who are at high risk for developing cavities. According to the American Dental Association, sealants can reduce the risk of decay in the treated teeth by as much as 80%.

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Once the sealant is in place, it can provide long-lasting protection against decay and cavities. Dental sealants can last for several years, and can be easily replaced if necessary.

In addition to providing protection against decay, dental sealants can also help to save you time and money on dental treatments. By preventing cavities from forming in the first place, you can avoid the need for more extensive dental work such as fillings, root canals, or extractions.

Overall, dental sealants are a safe and effective way to protect your teeth and prevent cavities. If you are interested in getting dental sealants for yourself or your child, Dr. Anjoo Ely at Novi Oaks Dental can check whether this treatment is right for you. With proper care and maintenance, dental sealants can help to keep your teeth healthy and strong for years to come.

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