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Dental Sealants

Cutting-edge Dental Sealants in Rochester, NY

Call Adina Family Dental Care at (585) 227-4900 today for the best dental sealants in Rochester, NY.

Do you know that you can prolong your own or your children’s dental health with our top-notch dental sealants in Rochester, NY? Tooth decay is the most common oral health condition in the world because it is often inevitable. Following proper oral hygiene is a great start, but dental sealants are another excellent weapon against impending cavities or oral health conditions.

What Are Dental Sealants?

As plaque and food debris erode your teeth and gums or cause a deeper rot, many other issues arise that become uncomfortable or even severe in a medical sense. Dental sealants are an excellent solution, a plastic coating that a dentist applies to the chewing surface. The purpose of the sealant is to prevent tooth decay in the molars and premolars (where tooth decay is most likely to occur in children and adults). 

Since molars chew, these teeth often decay quicker under pressure from food particles, plaque, and other miscellaneous debris. While brushing and flossing help fight tooth decay, it is difficult to give your molars the attention they require without regular dental assistance or routine cleaning at Adina Family Dental Care. In addition, children are especially prone to developing cavities and can benefit significantly from dental sealants.

We highly recommend making an appointment for your child to receive dental sealants once all their adult teeth appear. However, infants also occasionally benefit from dental sealants applied to grooves or depressions in their teeth. Adina Family Dental Care will be more than happy to give you more information about whether your baby could benefit from our dental sealants in Rochester, NY.

Insurance plans typically cover dental sealants, but they may expire once a child turns eighteen years old. Be sure to check with your dental insurance provider for details on your eligibility for dental sealant coverage.

Our Sealant Process

The Adina Family Dental Care team aims for a smooth and efficient application process for all dental sealants in Rochester, NY. It bonds the grooves and depressions in the teeth, protecting them from future decay. Sealing procedures are also patient-friendly, taking about two minutes to apply one tooth’s material—here is how it works:

  • First, we clean the affected teeth so that no food particles or plaque stick in the grooves in your teeth.
  • Cotton patches to keep your infected teeth dry while we work.
  • We then apply an acidic solution to roughen the surfaces and prevent decay.
  • Then, we rinse and dry your mouth again.
  • Finally, we fasten the dental sealant, bonding it to your enamel using a high-tech light to harden it quickly.

Once the sealant dries, your mouth may feel a bit awkward as it adjusts to the new feeling. However, a day or two later, you would likely have forgotten about the new sealant altogether. Typically, dental sealants last for a decade, but regular checkups with Adina Family Dental Care are still a good idea.

Caring For Your Sealants

It is an exciting time in the Rochester dental team’s journey as technology has made it possible to offer our patients cutting-edge dental sealants. In Rochester, NY, we know that these simple yet effective materials will improve the quality of life for many residents—call us for more about how dental sealants can protect you and your family from tooth decay. 

Our dentists have years of experience in applying sealants of all types, and this is a stress-free process for most of our patients, including younger children. While sealants do wonders for protecting your teeth, you are still at risk for gum disease and other oral health conditions without proper care. Plaque and tartar infect teeth and gum lines, and continual oral hygiene is essential.

After a sealant application, you should continue to brush and floss regularly. Rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash also eliminates food debris, and plaque loosens between your teeth when you floss and brush. Unfortunately, an antiseptic mouthwash cannot effectively break down bacteria alone. Still, it is effective in washing away those offending food particles after a brush and floss bring them out into the open. 

Dental sealants are easy to apply, easy to care for, and do not require any ‘recovery’ time or diet restrictions.

Are you looking into your options for dental sealants in Rochester, New York? These innovative yet simple sealants are an integral part of protecting high-impact teeth and safeguarding your oral health. Call Adina Family Dental Care at (585) 227-4900 today for more on how we can help you and your family with top-notch dental sealants in Rochester, NY.

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