Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that Brechon Dental can brush onto the chewing surfaces of the molars or any back teeth.
Dental sealants are a thin plastic coating that Brechon Dental can brush onto the chewing surfaces of the molars or any back teeth. This allows us to add additional protection for these teeth and prevent tooth decay.
The entire staff at Brechon Dental strongly believe that proactive prevention is always better than treatment. We may suggest the use of dental sealants to prevent cavities and decay, especially in the molars and premolar teeth that have those deeper grooves and fissures.
The team at Brechon Dental will embrace you as family. Being family owned for over two generations, we extend our compassion and caring concerns to all patients of all ages. Located at 115 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, Illinois, 61008, we enjoy serving the entire community and the surrounding areas. Simply call 815-491-8032 with any dental questions or concerns and schedule your appointment today for an examination to see if you might benefit from dental sealants.
Even though you do your best to brush and floss daily as advised, sometimes the effort is still not enough. It can be difficult to completely clean all the surfaces of the back teeth, especially the crannies and fissures on the biting surfaces of your back teeth. These hard-to-clean, biting surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth are the perfect place for food particles to get lodged and begin the process of producing damaging bacteria. This will lead to plaque and tartar deposits, and eventually, the development of cavities.
The Primary Benefit of Dental Sealants
Microscopic food particles can easily become trapped inside the deep ridges on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. These areas are just difficult to keep clean. Especially if you are dealing with an impatient youngster who does not understand the actual benefits of brushing properly. At Brechon Dental we can help prevent food and plaque buildup by sealing these ridges with the dental sealant. By eliminating these areas for food to become trapped, the risk for cavities is reduced.
Are Dental Sealants for a Specific Age?
At Brechon Dental, we may recommend dental sealants for these situations:
- Baby Teeth – in some cases, where there are very deep grooves on the primary molar teeth, we may recommend dental sealants at an early age.
- Children – Dental sealants will be beneficial for your child over the age of six, whose permanent molars and premolar teeth have erupted.
- Adults – Sometimes, upon an evaluation, we may recommend dental sealants for an adult who is at a higher risk of developing cavities and decay because of the condition of their enamel.
The simple conclusion is that anyone at any age can benefit from the application of a dental sealant. The oral health of each of us is as unique to us as our fingerprints. Dental sealants may benefit you and not at all be advantageous for another family member.
The Dental Sealants Procedure
The dental sealant application is extremely quick, totally pain free, and simply a straightforward procedure. First Brechon Dental must methodically clean the back teeth, molar and premolar, and then we place an acidic gel on the biting surfaces. The acidic gel will create small, microscopic pores that will reinforce the bonding of the dental sealant gel onto the biting surface of the tooth. After only a few seconds, we will wash away this gel and then thoroughly dry the teeth. Finally, we apply the dental sealant, by just brushing it on, onto the grooves of the back teeth and then hardening the sealant by using a special blue light.
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Can You Feel the Sealant on Your Teeth?
You will not even notice the dental sealant is there. You cannot see the sealant because it is completely clear. If you run your tongue over your teeth, you may be able to feel a slight difference because they will be smoother, but there is no discomfort in any way. Actually, your teeth might feel as they do after you have them cleaned at your six-month exam and check-up.
Does Your Child Mind Getting Dental Sealants?
The quick answer is really no. The process is just so fast, so easy, and not uncomfortable for them at all. There is no high-speed drilling or any invasive prep work and the sealant itself does not cause your child any irritation nor does it even smell funny. It is such an easy way to prevent cavities for your active youngster. In fact, it is a good procedure to consider in building trust and confidence with Brechon Dental.
What is the Life Expectancy of The Dental Sealant?
By maintaining your proper at home oral hygiene habits, you can expect the sealants to protect your teeth from cavities for two to four years. Dental sealants are an excellent option for preventing some teeth cavities, but they are by no means a substitute for your routine oral hygiene of brushing and flossing. Remember, the sealant is only applied to the biting surface of the back teeth. Therefore, you are still responsible for the proper care of the sides of the crowns and the balance of your teeth. The health industry strongly suggests that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time and to compliment that by flossing at least once a day. This simple preventative practice keeps the daily buildup of damaging plaque under control. You should complement your efforts by scheduling preventative dental examinations twice a year to continue to allow Brechon Dental to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums. With the dental sealant, you have just bought yourself, or your child, another level of protection.
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Dentistry for You in Belvidere
Brechon Dental is a family-owned dental clinic at 115 W. Lincoln Ave. in Belvidere, Illinois, 61008. Our highly compassionate staff and dentists are genuinely dedicated to your dental care and your healthy smile. When you visit us in our newly designed office, we focus on making your experience with our staff comfortable and rewarding. We wish for you to leave your visit smiling, with teeth that are healthier and brighter. From regular examinations and dental cleanings to a variety of cosmetic procedures, our goal is to provide you with only the best in dental care and treatments so that you achieve and maintain a smile you are proud of. We want you to have convenient access to dental care by accepting most major insurances and offering financing options. Call 815-491-8032 to schedule your appointment with Brechon Dental today.