Preventing cavities is best done by proper brushing, flossing, and eating a healthy diet. If you are experiencing a large number of cavities and want to find a better solution, it will be in your best interest to learn more about the procedure of dental sealants. These sealants help protect teeth from cavities and ensure you have healthy teeth throughout your life. Jenson Dental wants to help patients with dental sealants and consistent dental cleanings. The popular teeth for sealants are your molars, which are great places for food to sit and cause cavities. In this blog, we will talk more about dental sealants and how they can improve your oral health.
Our team of hygienists and dentists want to help patients in Northern Utah have confidence in their teeth. Let us help improve the look and feel of your teeth with our quality services and friendly staff.
Who Is Eligible For Dental Sealants?
Sealants are reliable and effective for children and adults. Food can get trapped in small gaps in our teeth and can easily cause cavities. Sealants help fill the grooves in your teeth, so anyone who is having consistent cavities will benefit from dental sealants.
How Will My Dentist Apply The Sealants?
Dental sealants will be applied over clean teeth and will also be proceeded by slight dental contouring. This ensures that the sealant will not be put over tooth decay. Sealants will be applied on dry teeth so that they can bond quickly, and a curing light will be used to set and harden the material. Before the material hardens, your dentist will floss between your teeth to make sure none of the sealants made it in between your teeth. The sealant material should not interrupt your bite and your dentist will need to file it down if it does.
Are Sealants Applied Over Cavities?
If you have experienced cavities, tooth decay, or gum disease these problems will need to be addressed before a sealant is applied. Applying a sealant over tooth decay will not solve all of your oral health problems. Cavities will continue to deteriorate your teeth if not drilled out and filled. Sealants can be applied after you have had a filling.
How Long Will Proper Dental Sealants Last?
Patients who have sealants applied may wonder how long they will last or if they will need to get them reapplied. If you have properly applied sealant, it will last for several years. Taking proper care of your sealants will help the sealants to protect your teeth for longer. Just like taking care of your teeth without sealants, it is essential to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques.
It is even more important to have yearly dental checkups after you have sealants applied to ensure that they don’t crack or chip. If you don’t clean your sealants, or eat too many crunchy foods your sealants will start to wear out sooner than planned. The sooner your sealants wear out, the more risk you run of having more cavities and experiencing severe tooth decay.
How Do You Take Care Of Sealants?
Just like taking care of your teeth normally, brushing and flossing are needed to keep them in great shape. Rinsing out your mouth, flossing, and brushing after each meal will help keep your sealants and teeth in great shape. Properly cleaning your teeth and dental sealants will help prevent sticky foods from lifting your sealants or causing damage to the bonding.
Dental Work With Jenson Dental
Every member of our office wants to help patients have better oral health. That is why we offer multiple services including dental sealants, crowns, general checkups, teeth whitening, and more. We continue to learn and find different tools and techniques to make your dental visits easier. We have worked with patients who have dental anxiety, special needs patients, children, and adults.
Jenson Dental provides the best services in Brigham City and wants to help the entire family. No matter what service you are seeking with our team, we can help get you in and out of our chair stress-free. Schedule your first appointment with us today!