By Office of Craig L. Blogin, DDS, PLC
August 06, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Sealants  

Find out what dental sealants are and how they can protect your smile.

With dental cavities being one of the biggest dental issues affecting both children and adults, it’s important that we do what we can to prevent this problem from happening. No one wants to spend more time in the dentist’s chair if they don’t have to. If you are interested in giving you or your child’s smile a protective boost against decay then it’s time to talk to your Ann Arbor dentist Dr. Craig Blogin about dental sealants.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic tooth-colored barriers that are applied to the surface of your back teeth to prevent cavities from forming. Since molars have so many fissures and crevices it can be difficult to get into all of these areas with a toothbrush. As a result, decay is more likely to form on these back teeth. To provide additional protection against decay, your Ann Arbor dentist will recommend getting dental sealants.

How does my Ann Arbor place dental sealants?

Getting dental sealants is quick, easy and painless. The plastic coating is painted onto the tooth, where it immediately bonds to the grooves of the tooth and hardens. It usually only takes your Ann Arbor dentist Dr. Blogin a couple minutes to apply dental sealants.

How long do dental sealants last?

As long as dental sealants remain intact, they will be effective at keeping decay from forming on your back teeth (as long as you do your part and continue to maintain good oral hygiene). Dental sealants can last upwards of 10 years or more, but it’s important that you continue to see us every six months for regular checkups so we can be sure that your sealants haven’t become damaged.

Who should consider getting sealants?

Children, teens and those who are at an increased risk for developing decay should consider getting dental sealants. While it’s more common for children to get sealants it’s not out of the question for older teens and adults to also benefit from this treatment.

Think your child or teen could benefit from dental sealants? Want to know if sealants are still appropriate for your smile even in adulthood? Then it’s time to schedule an appointment with your Ann Arbor dentist. Guard your smile against cavities with dental sealants.

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