What Are Dental Sealants and Who Needs Them?
Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of back teeth (molars and premolars). They are ideal for anyone at risk of tooth decay, especially children and teenagers.
How Are Dental Sealants Applied?
The application of dental sealants is simple and painless:
- The tooth is cleaned and dried.
- A solution is applied to roughen the tooth surface for better adhesion.
- The sealant is painted onto the tooth enamel and hardened with a special light.
How Effective Are Dental Sealants in Preventing Decay?
Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay in the molars, reducing the risk of cavities by up to 80%.
How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?
Dental sealants can protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked for wear and chipping at regular dental visits.
Are Dental Sealants Just for Children?
While commonly recommended for children and teenagers, dental sealants can be beneficial for adults without decay or fillings in their molars.
Why Choose Van Cao Dentistry for Dental Sealants?
Our team at Van Cao Dentistry is experienced in sealant application, ensuring a comfortable and effective treatment for patients of all ages.