Dental Sealants in Cincinnati OH
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Dental sealants are an incredibly thin plastic coating that we brush onto the chewing surfaces of your molars or back teeth. We do so to prevent tooth decay. Food can easily become trapped inside the deep ridges on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. These areas can be incredibly difficult to clean so Dr. Peck prevents food and plaque buildup by sealing these ridges.
Who Should Get Dental Sealants?
Both children and adults can get dental sealants. However, this procedure is most commonly performed on children that have not yet suffered from tooth decay. By preventing food and plaque from becoming stuck in the natural recesses of teeth, the risk of developing cavities is significantly reduced. As a result, you and your children may experience fewer cavities, and the eventual need for restorative dentistry procedures later in life.
The process is simple. First, we clean your teeth. Afterward, we will apply a gel to the surface of your teeth and let it dry. Then, we will rinse and dry your tooth again before finally placing the dental sealants. The sealant is painted onto the tooth and sometimes dried with a special dental light. The process only takes a couple of minutes per tooth, and it is so easy that our patients are usually surprised by how quickly it is done.
Kids don’t typically mind having sealants placed. The process is easy, fast, and comfortable. There is no drilling or invasive preparation and the sealant itself does not cause any irritation or smell funny. It is truly an easy way to prevent cavities.
Patients cannot even notice the difference after the procedure. Sealants do not look like anything because they are completely clear. If you run your tongue along your teeth, you may be able to feel a slight difference, but they are smooth and will not feel uncomfortable in any way.
Sealants typically last for five to ten years. We monitor them during regular dental examinations. If we see that they are wearing down, we may recommend that they are replaced so that you or your children can continue to benefit from this layer of protection.
Protection with Dental Sealants
Our teeth have natural deep ridges that trap food and plaque. Dental sealants smooth the ridges and will protect your teeth for years.
If you live in Cincinnati, OH, or the surrounding area, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Peck. He can examine you and your children’s teeth before letting you know if sealants are a good solution for you. We can provide you with all of the information you need to make an educated decision and get started.
What makes us different?
Dr. Fred Peck and his team are perfectionists when it comes to your smile.
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