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Dental sealants from South River Dentistry in Midlothian can help prevent tooth decay.
Dental sealants are thin, acrylic coatings painted on the chewing areas of teeth to prevent tooth decay. The sealant forms a protective layer over the grooves and fissures in your enamel to seal out plaque and prevent tooth decay.
Who should get dental sealants?
No matter how well you brush, there are certain areas of your teeth you just can’t reach. Dental sealants protect those nooks and crannies. Children and teenagers are the ideal candidates for dental sealants, which can help prevent tooth decay during cavity-prone years. Adults who have not shown any signs of decay or who have not had fillings placed in their molars may also benefit from dental sealants.
How are dental sealants applied?
Dental sealants can be applied in only a few minutes by your hygienist as part of a 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 dental sealant protects tooth enamel from plaque and acid. Dental sealants can last for several years and can help set patients up for fewer dental issues later in life!
At South River Dentistry, we want what's best for our patients, which is why we offer high-quality dental services, including sealing treatments! Give us a call today at 804-378-7888 to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with us!