Dental Sealants Haverhill MA | Tooth Decay Prevention
Dental sealants are plastic coatings used on the premolars and molars for tooth decay protection. Premolars and molars are more susceptible to tooth decay because toothbrushes cannot fit in between the grooves (fissures). Some patients may find these teeth more difficult to clean which can cause food and bacteria buildup. Dental sealants Haverhill MA help avoid cavities, infection, and tooth loss.
What is the procedure for dental sealants | tooth decay protection?
Dental Sealants Haverhill MA | After teeth cleaning, the premolars and molars are dried. Next, we apply an acidic solution on the grooves and then rinse it away. This helps the sealant to adhere better. We then dry the teeth again and add the dental sealant which is hardened with a light.
What if I have tooth decay now?
If the tooth decay is minimal, we can remove it, clean the area and still apply the sealant.
How long can this treatment last?
Dental sealants last up to 10 years depending dental care.
Will my teeth feel different?
You may notice a slight difference in your bite but you will get accustomed to it.
Are sealants only for children?
Sealants can be for children and adults. Children are able to get them once the primary molars have fully emerged. Sealants can last up to 10 years. At that point, you would need to reapply them.
Is this treatment covered by dental insurance?
Some dental insurances cover sealants. We will need to review your dental coverage to confirm.
How do I care for my teeth after treatment?
Dental sealants help prevent decay but your teeth still need proper dental care to prevent decay and gum disease. Brush twice a day and floss daily to prevent more dental work.