Dental Sealants

At Lexington Heights Dental, we are dedicated to preventive dental care, and one of the key services we offer to achieve this is dental sealants. This simple yet effective treatment plays a crucial role in protecting teeth, especially in children and teenagers, from decay.

Understanding Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars), where most cavities tend to develop. These sealants work by sealing the grooves and depressions in the teeth, preventing food particles and plaque from getting trapped. The procedure is quick, painless and non-invasive, making it an ideal preventive measure for patients of all ages, particularly for children and adolescents whose permanent teeth have erupted.

The Sealant Process

The procedure for applying dental sealants at our office is both straightforward and patient friendly. Initially, the teeth targeted for sealant application are thoroughly cleaned and dried to prepare the surface. Next, our dentists will apply a mild acidic solution briefly to the teeth, which roughens their surfaces to ensure a strong bond for the sealant. After another round of rinsing and drying, the sealant material is meticulously painted onto the enamel of the teeth. This sealant then bonds directly to the tooth and hardens, a process often enhanced by the use of a special curing light, culminating in a strong, protective layer over the teeth.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

  • Effective Cavity Prevention: Sealants provide a physical barrier against cavity-causing bacteria and plaque.
  • Long-Lasting Protection: With proper care, dental sealants can protect teeth for several years.
  • Painless and Non-Invasive: The application process is simple and requires no drilling or removal of tooth structure.
  • Ideal for Children and Teenagers: Helps protect the most cavity-prone years.
  • Cost-Effective: Preventing cavities can reduce the need for more extensive dental treatments in the future.

Safeguard Your Smile

Keep cavities at bay with dental sealants in Cedar Hills, Utah. Contact us today at 801-756-2006 to schedule an appointment with Dr. John Lohner, Dr. James Standring or Dr. Latecia Miller. Our team is committed to providing you and your family with preventive dental care to ensure long-lasting oral health.

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