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Dental sealants are one of the few oral health fixtures that offer protection instead of correcting an existing problem. At Dental Avenu, we use dental sealants to protect the teeth against cavities.
Give us a call today if you need this preventive dental treatment in Miami, FL. We’ll let you know if dental sealants are the correct type of preventative care for you.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are plastic covers applied to the molars and premolars to prevent tooth decay. The sealants cover the deep grooves around the teeth where food particles and bacteria lodge to cause cavities. Dental sealants reduce the risk of plaque formation.
You should keep in mind that sealants are not a complete guarantee against cavities, and they are not a substitute for regular brushing and flossing.
Who Should Get Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are helpful for everyone. Adults can use them around the back molars as long-term protection against cavities.
The sealants can remain active for up to a decade. Sealants work great for kids because they lack the dexterity required for proper brushing and flossing. Dental sealants protect them from tooth decay.
Teenagers know how to brush. However, they are generally sloppy with personal hygiene and most consume too many sugary foods. Sealants help protect their permanent teeth.
The Sealants Installation Process
The process of installing dental sealants is straightforward. Our doctors at Dental Avenu will clean your teeth first and apply a gel to the teeth surface. We wait for the gel to dry before rinsing it out. We install the sealants on the tooth surface after rinsing out the gel.
The installation process feels like painting a material onto a surface. We dry the sealant using dental light. We can complete the sealant installation process in less than 30 minutes.
Can Children Cope with Sealants?
Children have no issues living with sealants. The installation process is non-invasive, and the sealant doesn’t cause irritation. Most people, including children, forget about the presence of sealants in the mouth after a few days.
Post-Installation Care for Sealants
To ensure your sealants last as long as possible, you need to take good care of them in the hours after the installation. It’s best to stick with soft foods for the rest of the day after installing sealants. Hardy foods may damage them.
It’s best to wait until the next day before you resume your regular diet. By that time, the sealants are hard enough to withstand all kinds of chewing. You can also floss and brush normally after the sealant hardens.
Book Your Appointment Today
Are you thinking about getting dental sealants for yourself or your teenager? We can provide all the information you need on the procedure. We are always happy to provide preventive dental care to our clients. It’s the best way to avoid a lifetime of dental health problems.
Call Dental Avenu Miami, FL, today at 786-703-4978 to book your appointment for dental sealants installation and a consultation.
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Dental Avenu is an established and comprehensive dental practice serving the greater Miami area. Dr. Diaz and her team of highly trained professionals provide a full range of dental services.