Preventing tooth decay involves more than just good dental hygiene: It also requires regular dental checkups and the right combination of preventative treatments. Our dental sealants dentist offers a range of preventative procedures and recommendations that can help you preserve your dental health and the integrity of your teeth.
Dental sealants are often recommended for children. They are thin layers of clear material that can be painted onto the molars to seal over the fissures and pits and protect the teeth beneath. Our expert in dental sealants can place dental sealants in just one dental appointment. Dental sealants can be most beneficial to children between six and twelve who have their permanent molars.
If you are a candidate for dental sealants, your teeth will be cleaned and prepared, and an etching liquid will be applied. Our dental sealants dentist will then paint on the sealant material and cure it using a special light.
The procedure is fast, extremely effective and highly recommended for children. Sealants can add an extra layer of protection against cavities by blocking bacteria and their acidic byproducts from reaching the often hard-to-clean molars. Preventing cavities is always preferable to treating dental decay. Once a tooth has developed a cavity, it will be permanently weakened. We have several restoration options that can restore the appearance and function of your tooth, but it may continue to be more vulnerable to damage or decay in the future.
Dental sealants can last up to a decade when maintained. They do not replace other good dental health practices, however. Fluoride treatments and fluoridated water work together with dental sealants to keep your teeth strong and healthy. You can maintain your dental sealants by brushing twice a day, flossing once a day and visiting our expert in dental sealants at least twice a year for cleanings and checkups. We will check the fit of your sealants at each appointment to ensure they are still intact and in place.
I've been going here since 2010 and I love this dental office! It's very convenient to my residence and they offer an array of services! I'm currently under Invisalign treatment and they gave me a great price! I highly recommend them for any of your dental needs!
- Nichola Sherie
I really like this dental office, dentists, and staff. The hygienist was very gentle and well mannered, she gave me tips on flossing and brushing properly, I highly recommend them to friends and family..
- Bryan Nickel
Now I Can Smile Again!
The dentist just made my front teeth/smile look like I had veneers implanted! She took away all my dark spots and heading without crowns and painful implants. It looks amazing! Thank You 🙂
The dentist was very kind + caring. Highly recommend! I only had a few days left on my dental insurance + she helped to prioritize my care + fit me in so that I could get issues taken care of in a pinch. The office manager, couldn't have been sweeter + she helped me to understand the sometimes tricky insurance pieces + actual prices I'd be paying before I made any decisions. A+ experience.
Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
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