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Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a simple and effective way to protect your teeth, decreasing the risk of cavities by 80%! We offer tooth sealants for adults and kids, so your whole family can enjoy a brighter, healthier smile. If you’re curious about preventive resin restoration and dental sealants, schedule an appointment with Habersham Dental today!

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are quick and easy treatments that shield the teeth from cavities and tooth decay. Your dentist applies a thin resin coating over the enamel, rapidly bonding to the surface and protecting it from decay. While good dental hygiene is necessary to prevent tooth decay, sealant for teeth provides protection in areas that you may miss during brushing and flossing.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

There are many benefits to tooth sealants, including:

  • Quick to apply
  • Comfortable, painless treatment
  • Decreases your risk of tooth decay
  • Long-lasting and durable 
  • Can be used for children and adults
  • Affordable 
  • Invisible treatment

Who Needs Dental Sealants?

Every patient is different; some people are naturally predisposed to cavities and tooth decay. If you have a diet that is higher in sugar or your enamel is weaker due to genetics, dental sealants are a proactive method for controlling tooth decay.

There are dental sealants for adults and children, so they can be used for people of all ages. Ask your dentist if dental sealants are right for you!

How Are Dental Sealants Applied?

Dental sealants are a rapid and painless treatment! It only takes a few minutes per tooth to be treated. Here’s how it works:

  1. The dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth.
  2. The teeth being treated are dried and surrounded by cotton to prevent saliva from forming.
  3. An acid solution is applied to the enamel to allow the sealant to bond to the teeth. 
  4. The teeth are rinsed and dried again.
  5. Sealant is painted onto the tooth and quickly sets in place.
  6. The dentist will apply a white curing light to harden the sealant completely.

How Long Does The Sealant Last?

Dental sealants can protect your teeth for about 2-4 years! While tooth sealants may last up to 9 years, they do become less effective over time. It’s important to visit us for regular cleanings, so we can monitor the sealant and make sure it is performing properly. If the sealant is chipped or worn, your dentist will need to reapply it.

Sealants for teeth are a preventative measure, not a replacement for proper dental hygiene. To protect the enamel properly, you need to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. 

Protect Your Teeth With Dental Sealants

If you’re looking for a proactive method to prevent tooth decay, dental sealants are a great way to go! We offer dental sealants for adults and kids, so your whole family can get the benefits of a stronger smile. We can help you preserve your enamel and enjoy better oral health.

If you’re curious about dental sealants, contact us to speak to one of our experts. It’s time to take control of your dental health. Request an appointment with us today!

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Book an Appointment at a Habersham Dental Office Near You

At Habersham Dental, we understand that getting dental work can make you anxious or fearful. Our sedation dentistry experts deliver the best quality care and help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your treatment. Whether you’re a child, teen, or adult, our experienced sedation dentists can help you enjoy a healthier and happier smile.

If you struggle with dental anxiety or phobia, you can take control of your dental health. Request an appointment with Habersham Dental today!