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Protective Dental Sealants in Clawson, MI

Keeping your teeth clean and healthy can be challenging. Their surfaces often have many small grooves and indents that trap food particles in places that your toothbrush can’t completely remove. Dental sealants are a great way to protect teeth and maintain good oral health. This gentle, proactive procedure protects the outer layer of your teeth for many years. It is safe and effective for patients of all ages.

At My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, we use dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities by constructing a barrier between bacteria-loaded plaque and your permanent tooth enamel. This painless procedure can be done in just one visit. Your dentist will prep your teeth to accept the resin by applying a soft gel. The resin hardens quickly under UV light. To start protecting your smile, contact us to request a consultation.

How Dental Sealants Work

Dental sealants play a crucial role in preventing tooth decay and promoting long-term oral health by blocking harmful cavity-causing bacteria and food particles from settling into the tiny grooves of your teeth. Made from medical-grade resin and glass ionomers, dental sealants are painted onto the back teeth, creating a smooth, protective barrier that shields the chewing surfaces of the premolars and molars. Once applied, a special curing light is used to harden the sealant material, so it adheres securely to the tooth’s surface.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Sealants

While dental sealants are an easy way to keep your teeth healthy, we understand that you may have further questions. Our dentists answer some of the most common questions we receive about dental sealants from our patients of all ages.

Dental sealants have been shown to last in children until their adult years, depending on their diet and oral hygiene habits. In adults, they typically last 5-10 years. However, they can break and fall off after eating hard or sticky foods. They should be examined during a regular dental exam to ensure they are still intact.

Dental sealants are appropriate for patients of all ages for various reasons. For example:

  • Young Children: Occasionally, we recommend sealants for children under the age of 6 whose baby teeth have deep grooves or who are cavity-prone.
  • Preteens & Teenagers: As soon as a child’s first permanent back teeth appear or at any time during the ages of 6-16, preteens and teenagers can benefit from sealants.
  • Adults: Fully developed tooth surfaces without decay that have deep grooves or depressions can benefit from the additional protection sealants provide.

Regardless of your age or oral health status, My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, can help you protect your smile with dental sealants. To get started, schedule your appointment today!

The purpose of sealants is to protect teeth against decay, making them particularly useful for young children. While sealants are not a substitute for an active oral health care regimen that includes regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning, they do add a second line of defense for children who are still in the early stages of forming healthy habits.

Schedule a Consultation for Sealants

Don’t wait until cavities develop! Take proactive steps now to safeguard your smile. Dental sealants are a great way to keep decay at bay and protect your teeth. Contact My Family Dental in Clawson, MI, today to schedule your consultation to see if this solution is right for you. We want to be your partner in maintaining oral health for years to come.

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