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Family Dental Care of Fitchburg can tell you if sealants are the right solution for you.
Dental sealants are thin, acrylic coatings painted on the chewing areas of teeth to prevent decay. The sealant forms a protective layer over the grooves and fissures in your tooth’s enamel to seal out plaque and prevent decay.
Who should get sealants?
No matter how well you brush, there are certain areas of your smile that are difficult to reach. Dental sealants protect those nooks and crannies. Children and teenagers are the ideal candidates for sealants, which can help prevent tooth decay during cavity-prone years. Adults who haven’t shown signs of decay or who haven’t had fillings placed in their molars can also benefit from sealants.
How are sealants applied?
Sealants can be applied in only a few minutes by your hygienist during your routine appointment. After the teeth are cleaned, we’ll paint the acrylic coating on the tooth enamel and sometimes use a curing light to speed up hardening. Once set, the sealant protects tooth enamel from plaque and acid. Dental sealants can last for several years and help set patients up for fewer dental issues later in life.
Learn more about dental sealants.
At Family Dental Care of Fitchburg, we are Fitchburg’s expert in dental sealants. If you want to learn more about sealants or schedule an appointment to have them applied at your next visit, give us a call at 608-286-1466.