Dental sealants are plastic coatings that cover the surfaces of the teeth and protect them from harmful substances. So, if you’re wanting to maintain a strong and healthy smile, then dental sealants could be right for you! This treatment is clear, so you won’t be able to see it, and it’s used to protect the back teeth. This is because the back teeth are tougher to clean. When they are tough to clean, they are more vulnerable to dental problems.
Dental sealants are usually used to protect children’s teeth. This is because children don’t always have pristine oral hygiene and they are more vulnerable to dental issues. But, adults can benefit from dental sealants as well. As long as you don’t have a cavity or dental filling in the tooth, it can be protected from a sealant.
When helping your tooth with a sealant, your dentist will deeply clean the smile and roughen the enamel of the tooth being treated. The rough surface will help the sealant adhere to the tooth. Then, your dentist will dry the tooth and will paint the sealant onto the surface. Finally, Dr. Barrie Suzanne Zweier will harden the sealant with a special light.
Do you have any questions about dental sealants? If so, please contact Logan Family Dental today at 740-380-1333. Our dental team in Logan, Ohio, is here to help you in any way we can, so don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We look forward to giving you the answers and information you need!