Dental Sealants

pony express dental dentist in daybreak saratoga springs utahAt Pony Express Dental our goal is to help you achieve your best smile. One way to protect your smile is through dental sealants. This is a special dental procedure that protects your teeth. The sealant layer of thin plastic will cover the crevices in your teeth, making them more resistant to cavities. The back molars are more likely to get food stuck in them, making them a good candidate for sealants. 

How Are Dental Sealants Applied?

Dental sealants are a thin dental plastic that is painted on your teeth. First, your dentist will prepare your tooth. Then, he will place a thin gel material on the teeth. This will help the sealant stick better. Finally, the dentist will place on the sealant. To seal it, the dentist uses a blue light. This is a painless procedure and it only takes a few minutes. 

Who Can Get A Dental Sealant?

Anyone! A Dental sealant protects your teeth from developing cavities. Adults and children are both good candidates for dental sealants. Often, dentists recommend dental sealants for children and teens. This is because they have younger teeth that most often have not had cavities yet.  

What Are The Benefits Of  A Dental Sealant? 

There are many benefits to dental sealants. First, they are a safe way to prevent cavities. Another advantage is that they are a cost-effective option. They are inexpensive to place and they last for several years. Finally, they are durable. 

Are Sealants Placed Over Any Tooth? 

Your dentist will place sealants over decay. As long as a tooth has decay, your dentist can place a sealant over it. This means if you have an unfilled cavity, your dentist can place a sealant over it. This can prevent the cavity from becoming worse. 

When Can I Start Getting Sealants?

Sealants are best placed on the back molars. This is because there are deep grooves where food can get stuck. Sealants create a seal over your teeth. This prevents food from sitting in the tooth and collecting bacteria. The best age to start getting sealants is when your first molars erupt, normally around age 6. 

What Is The Difference Between Fluoride and Sealants?

Both prevent cavities, yet they work in different ways. Sealants work by covering the tooth with a physical barrier to prevent tooth decay. While fluoride chemically works to strengthen the teeth against tooth decay. Both are good options and should be in you and your child’s plan for better oral health. 

 

Dental Sealants At Pony Express Dental

Dental sealants are a painless, cost-effective option for all ages. For more information about dental sealants, call our office. We look forward to hearing from you.