Dental Sealants

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Your smile needs to last your entire life. Practicing healthy dental habits, like brushing and flossing daily helps keep your teeth in top condition. Another essential step in dental care involves visiting your dentist at Grove City Smiles for biannual cleanings and checkups for cavity prevention and oral health. 

For additional protection against cavities and decay, our dental sealants help keep your teeth healthy for years to come. At Grove City Smiles, our dental team can help you understand the benefits of adding dental sealants to your teeth or your family member’s teeth. We invite you to schedule a free consultation to learn how dental sealants can help.

What are Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are a protective solution that coats the teeth. The dental assistants paint the sealants on the surface of the teeth for added protection against decay and cavities. 

Sometimes, normal daily brushing and flossing can’t get all food particles and bacteria out of our teeth. With mediocre brushing, tooth enamel can wear out, making teeth susceptible to decay. People of all ages, especially children and people with disabilities, benefit from protective sealants for teeth. 

How Are Tooth Sealants Applied?

Dental procedures have the reputation of being painful and time-consuming. Dental sealants defy this reputation, as the application process is pain-free and speedy. If your Grove City Smiles dentist recommends dental sealants, your dental assistant can apply them during your checkup and cleaning appointment. 

Before applying the sealants, your dentist will inspect your teeth to determine they are free of decay and cavities. Then, the dental assistant will dry your teeth and rough them up slightly so they can absorb the sealant. 

After drying and roughing your teeth, the assistant will clean and dry them again. The next step is to paint the sealant on your teeth, but use a special light to cure and dry the solution. 

Why Choose Sealants for Teeth?

Dental sealants give an added layer of tooth protection. Since your oral health affects your overall health, it’s critical to do what you can to prevent cavities and decay. Sealants are especially beneficial for people who struggle with their own oral care. 

Dental sealants offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Protecting hard-to-reach back teeth from decay
  • Providing up to ten years of added protection
  • Discreet and affordable preventative aid
  • Fast and pain-free treatment with no follow-up care needed

How to Care For Dental Sealants

Taking care of dental sealants is just as easy as taking care of teeth. You take care of your dental sealants in the same way you take care of your teeth. Your dental sealants can last up to ten years by:

  • Brushing at least twice daily
  • Flossing daily
  • Using a mouth rinse daily
  • Avoiding chewy candy that gets stuck in the spaces between your teeth
  • Visiting Smiles Grove City every six months for exams and cleaning

How Much Do Dental Sealants Cost?

Dental insurance covers most dental treatments, including dental sealants. The dental office at Grove City Smiles can give you an accurate dental sealant cost after evaluating your dental coverage. 

Schedule an Appointment to Protect Your Smile in Grove City, Ohio

Protecting your smile also protects your general health. Dental sealants can help your family maintain oral health for many years to come. At Grove City Smiles, our team is dedicated to helping your family keep smiling, and dental sealants help keep teeth cavity-free and healthy.

With dental sealants, you can keep your teeth cavity-free by preventing bacteria and food particles from damaging precious tooth enamel. We invite you to contact us to schedule your next appointment for a cleaning, exam, or other dental procedure. We look forward to helping you maintain your smile!

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We look forward to meeting you. Call (614) 350-5300 or request an appointment online to set up your first visit. We’ll be in touch soon.

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