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Dental Sealants

A dental sealant is a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surface of teeth. The sealant acts as a barrier to protect teeth from bacteria, plaque, and other debris that can cause tooth decay. The sealant is bonded to the tooth, and because it has the color of teeth, it can easily blend in with your natural teeth.

Dental sealants are recommended for children, but adults can benefit from them, too.

What problems can dental sealants fix?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied to the chewing surfaces of up to six adult teeth. The plastic formula is tooth-colored, which means the sealants will blend in with your natural teeth. Dental sealants create a barrier against food and bacteria, preventing cavities and decay from forming.

Dental sealants are most commonly used on permanent molars. However, they may also be applied to baby teeth, premolars, and any teeth that are prone to cavities.

What are the advantages of dental sealants?

The advantages of dental sealants include:

  • Dental sealants can reduce the risk of tooth decay.
  • Dental sealants are one of the easiest and least expensive procedures.
  • They are durable.
  • They are quick and easy to apply.
  • The procedure can be completed during a routine dental exam. 

Is dental sealant treatment painful?

The procedure for dental sealants is quick and simple and is not painful. The dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth before applying the sealant, so the patient will feel no discomfort.

Applying dental sealants is a quick and painless procedure that can improve oral health and reduce the risk of cavities.

Is dental sealant treatment safe?

Dental sealants are an effective way to prevent cavities, and this preventative treatment has been researched extensively. The American Dental Association (ADA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) all recognize dental sealants as an effective preventative treatment.

Please reach out to our dental practice at 17952 SW Blanton St, Aloha, OR 97078, to have a consultation with our dentists. Call us at (503) 649-5665 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.