Sealants

Dental sealants are a preventative measure to protect teeth from damage and decay. According to the CDC, sealants prevent 80% of cavities for two years after application. They are a popular choice for children, who can be notoriously forgetful when it comes to brushing…

Where are sealants placed?
Generally, sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth towards the back of the mouth, specifically molars. This is because molars have deep grooves, or fissures, to help break down food during chewing. While helpful, these fissures are hotspots for tooth decay since they create a hard-to-reach haven for food and bacteria.

While molars are most common, sealants can be placed on any tooth with a groove or pit.

What is the dental sealant process like?
Dr. Hall and team will begin with a thorough cleaning of the tooth with high-grade toothpaste, followed by a water rinse and drying. Grooves or pits are then treated with a material to prime them for attachment, after which the liquid sealant is applied then dried. Once dried, the tooth or teeth are ready for action.

What’s the best age for dental sealants?
As we mentioned, children are common candidates for sealants as they help preserve the teeth in their most undamaged condition – but they can be helpful for patients of any age. Molars (besides wisdom teeth) usually finish developing between ages 11 and 13, but sealants can be applied as soon as they erupt through the gum.

Adults may wish to get sealants if their teeth are prone to fissures or they’d like to prevent further decay.

Doctor with Patient

Sealants are a great way to keep teeth healthy and save big on dental costs down the road by preventing problems before they start. If you’d like to learn more or schedule a sealant consultation with our family dentist, call Hall Family Dentistry in Indianapolis today at (317)-356-0919.

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Dental sealants are a preventative measure to protect teeth from damage and decay. According to the CDC, sealants prevent 80% of cavities for two years after application. They are a popular choice for children, who can be notoriously forgetful when it comes to brushing…

Where are sealants placed?
Generally, sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth towards the back of the mouth, specifically molars. This is because molars have deep grooves, or fissures, to help break down food during chewing. While helpful, these fissures are hotspots for tooth decay since they create a hard-to-reach haven for food and bacteria.

While molars are most common, sealants can be placed on any tooth with a groove or pit.

What is the dental sealant process like?
Dr. Hall and team will begin with a thorough cleaning of the tooth with high-grade toothpaste, followed by a water rinse and drying. Grooves or pits are then treated with a material to prime them for attachment, after which the liquid sealant is applied then dried. Once dried, the tooth or teeth are ready for action.

What’s the best age for dental sealants?
As we mentioned, children are common candidates for sealants as they help preserve the teeth in their most undamaged condition – but they can be helpful for patients of any age. Molars (besides wisdom teeth) usually finish developing between ages 11 and 13, but sealants can be applied as soon as they erupt through the gum.

Adults may wish to get sealants if their teeth are prone to fissures or they’d like to prevent further decay.

Doctor with Patient

Sealants are a great way to keep teeth healthy and save big on dental costs down the road by preventing problems before they start. If you’d like to learn more or schedule a sealant consultation, call us today at (317)-356-0919.

Request an Appointment

Dental sealants are a preventative measure to protect teeth from damage and decay. According to the CDC, sealants prevent 80% of cavities for two years after application. They are a popular choice for children, who can be notoriously forgetful when it comes to brushing…

Where are sealants placed?
Generally, sealants are placed on the chewing surfaces of teeth towards the back of the mouth, specifically molars. This is because molars have deep grooves, or fissures, to help break down food during chewing. While helpful, these fissures are hotspots for tooth decay since they create a hard-to-reach haven for food and bacteria.

While molars are most common, sealants can be placed on any tooth with a groove or pit.

What is the dental sealant process like?
Dr. Hall and team will begin with a thorough cleaning of the tooth with high-grade toothpaste, followed by a water rinse and drying. Grooves or pits are then treated with a material to prime them for attachment, after which the liquid sealant is applied then dried. Once dried, the tooth or teeth are ready for action.

What’s the best age for dental sealants?
As we mentioned, children are common candidates for sealants as they help preserve the teeth in their most undamaged condition – but they can be helpful for patients of any age. Molars (besides wisdom teeth) usually finish developing between ages 11 and 13, but sealants can be applied as soon as they erupt through the gum.

Adults may wish to get sealants if their teeth are prone to fissures or they’d like to prevent further decay.

Doctor with Patient

Sealants are a great way to keep teeth healthy and save big on dental costs down the road by preventing problems before they start. If you’d like to learn more or schedule a sealant consultation, call us today at (317)-356-0919.

Request an Appointment

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