Dental Sealants in Wolcott, CT

Dental sealants are a crucial part of preventive dentistry. A sealant is a thin, plastic coating applied to the chewing surface of molars, the back teeth, to protect them from tooth decay. At Dental Health Associates, our team mainly recommends dental sealants for kids, but they can also be an ideal option for adults with teeth prone to decay. If you believe dental sealants are for you, give our office a call or send us a message through our contact form today!

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that bond and harden in the deep grooves on the tooth’s surface. This seal over the tooth is made of tooth-colored resin material and blocks out the bacteria and food debris that can lead to tooth decay. The smooth coating makes it easy to clean teeth effectively and helps prevent decay from developing.

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Are dental sealants safe?

Opting for dental sealants is a great way to protect those often-missed areas of your teeth from food and bacteria. The use of dental sealants for kids and dental sealants for adults is extremely safe for your teeth and overall health. The application of sealants is quick and painless and does not affect your ability to eat, speak, or smile by any means.

How long do dental sealants last?

While dental sealants seem like plastic covers, they are powerful and designed to be durable. In most cases, dental sealants can stay on the teeth for a decade or more! However, as your teeth ensure wear and tear from chewing or speaking, the sealants may also endure wear and tear. For dental sealants to last, daily brushing and flossing are still required. If you or your child’s sealants are worn or lost, our dentist can easily reapply sealants to your teeth!

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