Dental Sealants Overview
Dental sealants are an easy, secure procedure to guard against cavities and decay beyond brushing home oral care. They are a slim, pliable material that are applied to the chewing surface of the back teeth (premolars and molars). After they are positioned, dental sealants block out bacteria, plaque, tartar, and food particles to further prevent many dental issues, including cavities. Sealants can last a long time if properly cared for with a good home oral hygiene routine. Sealants can not only improve oral hygiene and lower the risk of cavities, but they can also save money at future dental examinations at Advanced Dental Care. Talk to seasoned dentist Dr. Dieter Burr at your dental examination in our Cocoa, FL office to decide if sealants are needed for your family.
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Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
The best candidates for dental sealants are patients who are prone to getting tooth decay or cavities. Most often, sealants are recommended for children and some teens who may not have a good oral hygiene routine. Dental sealant application is a fast, simple treatment that usually requires no anesthesia or sedation, which makes it an easy procedure for all patients.
What to Expect with Dental Sealants
In your consultation, Dr. Burr will first need to assess your teeth to determine if sealants are a good treatment for you. Prior to the actual application, your teeth will be cleaned to remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Then Dr. Burr will use a brush to apply the sealant and set it with a special light. Following the application, Dr. Burr will ensure that the sealant has settled into the correct position.
Dental Sealants Follow-Up
Following the appointment, you should be able to return to your normal activities. It is important that you follow a regular oral care routine, including brushing twice each day, flossing, and mouthwash. You should also try to avoid putting pressure on your teeth or eating sticky foods. With ideal care, sealants can last for many years, but during your annual dental exam at Advanced Dental Care, Dr. Burr will determine if your sealants need to be re-applied.
Dental Sealants Insurance Coverage
Sealants are a preventive procedure and most dental insurances cover part of the cost for patients under a certain age. Coverage will vary, especially in older patients, so a team member will determine your coverage by talking to your insurance and then calculating your personal cost. Advanced Dental Care accepts several payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing for medical treatments if needed.
Plan Your Procedure
Dental Sealants Protect and Prevent
If you think you or your child may benefit from dental sealants to protect your teeth. Sealants are a great treatment to prevent future dental procedures like fillings and crowns. A quick and easy procedure, sealants can give you and your family easier dental visits and improved oral health. If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, contact our Cocoa, FL office to book a consultation with Dr. Burr.
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