Dental Sealants Overview
As thin, flexible plastic coatings that can be put on the tops of your back teeth (molars and premolars), sealants are an easy procedure to protect against cavities and decay. Once they are placed, sealants block bacteria, food particles, plaque, and tartar to further prevent several dental issues, including cavities. Dental sealants may stay on for a long time if properly cared for with a good oral hygiene routine at home. They not only maintain the health of your mouth and lower the risk of dental cavities, but they may also save you from expensive treatments at your annual dental examinations at Market Common Dentistry. Talk to Dr. James Mills at your dental examination in our Myrtle Beach, SC office to help you decide if dental sealants are needed for your family.
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Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
The best candidates for sealants are patients who are prone to developing oral diseases or cavities. In many cases, dental sealants are suggested for children and some teens who may not have a good oral hygiene routine. Dental sealant application is a simple, fast treatment that usually does not need sedation or anesthesia, making it a great procedure for all patients.
What to Expect with Dental Sealants
During your consultation, Dr. Mills will first examine your teeth to decide if dental sealants are a good treatment option for you. Before the application, we will clean and polish your teeth to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Next, Dr. Mills will use a brush to apply the sealant and set the material using a light. After the application is set, he will check to see if your dental sealant has settled into the correct position.
Dental Sealants Follow-Up
After your appointment, you will be free to resume your normal activities. It is important for you to develop a good oral care plan, including brushing your teeth two times each day, flossing, and mouthwash. You should try to avoid putting heavy pressure on your back teeth or consuming foods that are sticky. With ideal care, dental sealants may last for many years. At your annual dental examination at Market Common Dentistry, Dr. Mills will decide if your sealants should be applied again.
Plan Your Procedure
You or your child may benefit from sealants to maintain general dental health. Sealants are a great treatment to avoid more extensive procedures, such as fillings and crowns. A quick and easy procedure, dental sealants can help your family experience easier dental exams and improved general health. To get more information about sealants, contact our Myrtle Beach, SC office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mills.