What Are Dental Sealants?

Meticulous brushing and flossing are the backbones of preventive dentistry, along with routine check-ups at the dentist’s office. However, it can be challenging to clean well enough to prevent cavities, especially on the tops of the molars. The molars are the teeth that have large chewing surfaces, with lots of nooks and crannies. Dental sealants are a thin coating designed to protect these chewing surfaces from bacteria.

Essentially, the sealant material forms a barrier against food debris. This inhibits plaque formation. Most patients who receive dental sealants are kids and teens, but some adults may also benefit from them. It only takes a few minutes to apply a sealant, and it can last for years. At each subsequent dental exam, your dental sealants will be checked for signs of damage. The dentist can reapply the sealant whenever necessary.

Here at Glenwood Premier Dental, we’re committed to helping our patients achieve their healthiest, most beautiful smiles. Give us a call at (732) 264-4477 to request a dental exam in Hazlet.

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