What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are an easy procedure to protect your teeth from cavities and decay. These thin, pliable, plastic coatings can be applied to the tops of the back teeth (molars and premolars) and fill in any grooves in the teeth of adults and children to block tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food particles. Dental sealants can stay on for years with proper care that includes a good home oral hygiene routine. Sealants not only improve the health of your mouth, but they may also save you money during future dental exams at KFA Dental Excellence. Talk to one of our skilled dentists at your appointment in our Farmingdale, NY office to decide if sealants are right for you or your child.
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Should I Get Dental Sealants?
If you are prone to developing cavities or tooth decay, you may be a good candidate for dental sealants. In many cases, these are also recommended for children and teens who may have a more difficult time maintaining a good oral hygiene routine since sealing teeth helps prevent cavities. Sealant application is a simple, fast treatment that usually doesn't need sedation or anesthesia, making it an easy procedure for all patients. If you think you need sealants or have other questions on preventive dental health, contact KFA Dental Excellence in Farmingdale, NY today. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy mouth.
How Will You Put In My Dental Sealants?
In your consultation, Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, Dr. Aldieri, or one of their associates will first examine your teeth to decide if sealants are a good treatment for you. Prior to the actual application, we will clean your teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Then, your dentist will apply the sealant with a small brush and set it with a light. After the application, we will ensure that the dental sealant has settled into the correct position. Dental sealants are very thin and fill the grooves of the teeth so it's unlikely you or your children will feel them; however, they can sometimes be felt with the tongue shortly after being placed.
What Should I Expect After Getting Sealants?
Following the procedure, you should be free to return to your normal activities. At first, it may feel like you're biting on something, but that should subside quickly. It is important for you to follow a regular oral care plan, including brushing your teeth twice every day, along with mouthwash and flossing. You should also try to avoid putting pressure on your teeth or consuming sticky foods to maintain proper sealant care. Sealants generally last close to nine years; however, at each dental exam at KFA Dental Excellence, we will determine if your sealants need to be reapplied.
You or your child may benefit from dental sealants from KFA Dental Excellence to maintain general dental health. They are a great option to avoid future dental procedures, like cavity fillings. A relatively quick and easy procedure, sealants can help you and your family experience better dental visits and improved general oral health. If you would like to get more information about dental sealants, contact our Farmingdale, NY office to book an appointment with Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, or Dr. Aldieri today.