Should You Get Dental Sealants?

Your teeth have grooves, pits, gaps and other crevasses that help cavities form. Dental sealants will help protect your teeth from getting cavities from these imperfections.

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Why Dental Sealants?

Dental Sealants In Anchorage AlaskaThink of dental sealants as armor for your teeth. They help protect your teeth from the harmful bacteria that cause cavities. Most people get dental sealants at a young age, or after they have lost their first set of teeth. Cavities can start from an early age so dental sealants are usually recommended for younger children and teenagers. This doesn’t mean if you are an adult that you cannot or shouldn’t get sealants. They are relatively easy to apply, painless and are affordable, not to mention that they should last you a lifetime. Dental sealants are a great investment for your overall health.

So What Are Dental Sealants?

You might be wondering what are these things really made of? If you had dental sealants applied to your teeth when you were younger you probalby don’t remember the procedure, its usually that simple. Dental sealants are a type of plastic that is applied to the back chewing surfaces of your teeth. THey help protect your back teeth from bacteria, decay and cavities. The actual procedure is fast and requires your dentist to roughen each surface of the tooth and paint on the sealant. The sealant then bond s to the tooth, becomes hard and acts as a protective coating.

Should You Get Dental Sealants?

We advise our patients to get dental sealants as soon as their child’s permanent molars come in. This will allow their teeth to be protected before damage can start. If you have an opportunity to stop cavities from forming, then its always best to protect teeth from the start.

Some of our patients are adults who have never had sealants placed on their teeth. Our dentist will look over your teeth and advise you if these are something you can have done. Sealants are always good to get, even for those who are adults. If you have questions about our dental sealants, give us a call to discuss your options.

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(907) 562-4774