Meadow View Dentistry - Family Dental Patient Care

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants: A Simple Solution for Cavity Prevention

Dental sealants are a quick, effective, and preventative treatment aimed at protecting teeth from decay. Particularly beneficial for children and teenagers, sealants are also advantageous for adults prone to cavities. This simple procedure is an excellent way to enhance your oral hygiene routine and safeguard your smile.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, protective coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth (molars and premolars). These are the areas most susceptible to decay, as their grooves and fissures can trap food particles and bacteria. The sealant acts as a barrier, protecting enamel from plaque and acids.

The Quick and Easy Application Process

Applying sealants is quick, painless, and non-invasive:

  1. Cleaning: The tooth is thoroughly cleaned to prepare for the sealant.
  2. Preparation: The tooth surface is then dried, and a solution is applied to help the sealant bond.
  3. Application: The sealant material is painted onto the tooth enamel, where it bonds directly and hardens. A curing light is often used to help the sealant set.

Benefits of Dental Sealants

  • Prevent up to 80% of cavities in the molars
  • Easy and painless application process
  • Effective for several years
  • Can be applied over early signs of decay to prevent further damage

Who Should Get Dental Sealants?

While commonly recommended for children and teenagers, adults can also benefit from sealants, especially if they have deep grooves in their molars or a history of dental decay.

Schedule Your Appointment

Protect your teeth against decay with dental sealants. Contact us to schedule an appointment and learn more about how sealants can be a valuable part of your or your child’s dental care routine.

Meadow View Dentistry - Family Dental Patient Care

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Meadow View Dentistry
2120 Fisher Road
Mechanicsburg, PA  17055

Phone: 717-996-9921


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