Sealants in
Madison Heights, Michigan

Dental sealants can help protect your teeth from decay. Our dentist recommends them for school-age children and higher-risk adults looking to defend their teeth against cavities. For dental sealants in Madison Heights, call our office today.

Sealants in Madison Heights

Dental sealants can help protect your teeth from decay. Our dentist recommends them for school-age children and higher-risk adults looking to defend their teeth against cavities. For dental sealants in Madison Heights, call our office today.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are liquid plastic coatings that are bonded to the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The pits and grooves of your back teeth are prime areas for opportunistic decay. Even regular brushing sometimes misses these intricate structures on the chewing surfaces of your teeth. The sealants are applied to the chewing surfaces and are designed to prevent the intrusion of bacteria and other debris into the deep crevices on the tops of teeth.

Sealants were developed about 50 years ago but didn't become commonly used until the 1970s. Today, sealants have become widely popular and effective. Young children are great candidates for preventive measures like sealants (especially on molars) because in many cases, decay has not set in. Even on teeth where decay is present, sealants have been shown to fight additional damage.

Our dentist recommends dental sealants for children during the cavity-prone years between six and 12. Some adults can also benefit from dental sealants. If you have no previous decay or dental work, you may be a candidate to receive sealants. Be sure to talk to our dentist to see if sealants are right for you or your child.

How Can I Receive a Dental Sealant?

Sealants are applied by first cleaning the tooth surface. The procedure is followed by etching the tooth with a chemical substance, which allows the sealant to better adhere. After the sealant is applied, a curing light is used on the site to promote faster drying. Once your sealant has dried, you can care for it with regular brushing and flossing.

How Long Do Dental Sealants Last?

With good oral hygiene, your dental sealant will last up to ten years. Sealants usually need to be reapplied every five to ten years to keep your teeth protected. Be sure to schedule regular checkups with our dentist to assess the condition of your dental sealant.

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