Dental sealant is a simple procedure to guard against cavities and decay. Sealants are thin, pliable plastic materials that can be applied to the tops of the back teeth (premolars and molars). After they are positioned, dental sealant blocks out plaque, tartar, bacteria, and food particles to further prevent dental issues, including cavities. Sealant on your teeth can last a long time if properly cared for with a good home oral hygiene routine.
Sealant will not only improve your oral hygiene and prevent cavities, but they can also save you money at future dental examinations at Miller & Miller Dentistry. Talk to general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt during your dental examination in our practice to decide if a sealant application is needed for you or your child.
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"Referred here by my periodontal office for a gum line cavity that needed a filling. Dr. Christian was amazing, calm and caring bedside manner and his office staff was welcoming and friendly. Would not hesitate to come here again or refer any of my friends and family to this office. Excellent!"- E.H. / Yelp / May 29, 2021
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"Your cleanings are the best i have ever had. Keep it up. I just had another visit today(3/22/2021) for a fairly major problem with a cracked molar which required a rebuild and a crown. Dr Miller(Matt) and Betty did a fantastic job managing this anxious client. They are friendly and competent. We have been customers for over 8 years and we will be customers for many more years. Great Job!"- J.H. / Google / Mar 23, 2021
Best Candidates for Dental Sealant
The best candidates for dental sealants is anyone who is prone to getting cavities. Most often, sealants are recommended for children and some teens who may have a more difficult time maintaining a good oral hygiene routine. Dental sealant application is a fast, simple treatment that usually requires no anesthesia or sedation, which makes it an easy procedure for all patients.
What to Expect
In your consultation, Dr. Chris or Dr. Matt will first need to assess your teeth to determine if sealant on your teeth is an ideal treatment for you. Prior to the actual application, your teeth will be cleaned and polished to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Then your dentist will use a brush to apply the sealant and set it with a special light. After the application, we will ensure that the sealant has settled into the correct position.
Following the appointment, you should be able to return to your normal activities. It is important that you follow a regular oral care routine, including brushing twice each day, flossing, and mouthwash. You should also avoid putting pressure on your teeth or eating sticky/hard foods. With ideal care, the sealant can last for many years.
Protect Your Teeth
You and your family may benefit from dental sealant to protect your teeth. Sealant is a great treatment to prevent future dental procedures, like fillings and crowns. A quick and easy procedure, sealant can help you and your family experience better dental visits and improved general oral health.