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SEALANT FAQs

SEALANT FAQs
5/3/2021
They are an excellent option to prevent the appearance of cavities and prolong the health of your teeth.

They are an excellent option to prevent the appearance of cavities and prolong the health of your teeth.

 Simple and painless procedure.

 Preventive measures to take care of the teeth from the appearance of cavities.

 You do not need anesthesia or stitches. It is amazingly simple but effective.

 Fast and safe. You don’t need a lot of time.

     Especially Recommended for children and teens.

If you want to protect your teeth and prevent cavities. Schedule an appointment at our office for our New Patient Hygiene Special.

 

What Are Dental Sealants? 

Sealants are thin layers that the dentist places to cover the surface of the molars and protect them from the appearance of cavities. It is said that they can protect adult teeth from cavities for up to 4 years.

What is a cavity?

Cavities are damaged or decayed areas of the teeth where small holes are made. The causes can be bacteria, the ingestion of snacks, sugary drinks, and poor dental cleaning.
Symptoms may not always be present. Untreated cavities can cause toothache, infection, and tooth loss.

Will it hurt to get a sealant?

Placing dental sealants is a very quick, simple, and painless process.
The dentist or hygienist cleans the tooth to be intervened very well. The procedure is as simple as painting the sealant on the tooth, placing light to help with drying, and voila! Sealant placed!

Will Sealants make teeth feel different?

The layer of sealants is very thin, almost indistinguishable from the tooth.
In children, a different sensation may occur when they touch the surface with their tongue. But this feeling goes away with the passing of the days.

When can my children get Sealants? 

Sealants are a preventative measure, that’s why it is very important to place them once the permanent molars appear in children.
The average age is between 6 and 7 years old. At this age most children do not do a good job properly brushing and flossing their teeth. The sealant will help things like snacks or candy to slide off of the tooth and preventing a potential cavity.

What do Sealants look like?

Sealants can be clear, white, or slightly tinted. Usually, you cannot see a sealant when a child talks or smiles.

If you still have more questions about Dental Sealants, remember that you can make an appointment with our dentist and visit our dental office in Weehawken, New Jersey.

Now you are closer to a beautiful and healthy smile.

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