Doral Dental Specialty Center



Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities. Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

all about dental sealants

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and our office will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis. Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let us know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed.

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benefits of dental sealants

Sealants are one of the quickest, easiest, and painless ways of prventing cavities. Once applied, sealants can protect the teeth against 80% cavities for around 2 years and against 50% cavities for 4 years. Some benefits of sealants would include:

To know more about sealants or get it for your child, contact our dental office in Doral, FL. At Doral Dental Specialty Center, we have experienced dentists who can help you to protect your teeth from cavities.