Our dental office in Revere MA is proud to offer dental sealants to local area residents. Dental sealants — not to be confused with dental fillings — are a thin, plastic coating that is placed on the surface of the teeth in order to prevent plaque buildup and cavities. These sealants are most often placed on the surface of molars (the chewing teeth in the back of your mouth) as they are the ones responsible for breaking down your food. The whole purpose of dental sealants is to prevent tooth decay and cavities, so it’s important to ask our Revere dentist if dental sealants are right for you or your child.
Who Benefits From Dental Sealants
While individuals of all ages can benefit from dental sealants, children and teenagers are most likely to have this dental procedure done. Younger individuals are most vulnerable to developing tooth decay and cavities due to diet, poor dental hygiene and other factors. Dental sealants help protect the teeth by filling in the depressions and grooves of molars in order to prevent decay. It is ideal that children and teens opt for dental sealants as soon as their permanent molars come in so that they are protected from the start; this will generally be between ages 6 and 14. Not sure if your child needs dental sealants yet? No worries! Our dental office in Revere will take routine dental x-rays to determine whether or not your child’s molars have fully come in.
Our Dental Sealant Procedure
At All Pro Dental, our goal is to make sure that you are as comfortable and relaxed as possible during any dental procedure — including dental sealants. Before the procedure, our dentist will answer any questions you might have. The procedure itself does not require any local anesthetic as it is non-invasive; the sealant is applied to the outside of the tooth only. First, the tooth’s surface is cleaned, rinsed, and dried. Next, we place a solution on top of the tooth that helps the sealant adhere better to the surface. After the solution is rinsed off, we apply the liquid sealant and use our state-of-the-art dental technology to fast-dry the sealant.
Dental sealants are worth the investment as they can last for years, even decades. We recommend opting for dental sealants from a trusted and experienced dentist, such as All Pro Dental, to ensure that your teeth are protected against cavities for years to come. Contact our Revere dentist today to learn more about dental sealants, or schedule an appointment online.
List of Dental Procedures:
- Dental Cleaning & Exams
- Dental Crowns
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canal
- Gum Disease Treatment
- Tooth Extraction
- Family Dental Services
- Children’s Play Areas in All Offices
- Parents Welcome in Treatment Rooms
- Treating Children as Young as 6 Months Old