Sealant Treatments in Milton and Shoreline, WA

Sealant Treatments in Milton and Shoreline, WA

If you've been enduring toothaches or teeth sensitivity, you may be suffering from dental caries or cavities that may require a dental sealant treatment. It's a simple treatment where a plastic material is applied to the chewing surface of your teeth to stop further cavities.

What Are Dental Sealants?

Proper brushing and flossing helps eliminate food particles and plaque from the outer surfaces of teeth. However, toothbrush bristles are incapable of reaching across to the depressions and grooves to pull out food and plaque. Sealants protect these sensitive regions by "sealing out" plaque and food to impede tooth decay.

The dental sealant application involves a simple method of applying the acrylic coating, matching your tooth color, over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This acts as an effective barrier to seal the depressions or grooves and the enamel of your teeth from the acids of food particles and bacteria thereby decreasing the incidence of cavities.

Who Needs Sealants?

While children are normally the main candidates for dental sealants, a growing number of dentists and hygienists are discovering that sealants are also capable of helping adults maintain their oral health and making the chewing surfaces free from cavities. Sealants are the best preventive measures when:

  • Children get sealants immediately on the eruption of permanent molars.
  • Adults having deep channels in their back teeth, unfilled or infected molars, and those who have been clinically detected for risk of decay.

Why Sealants Are Important

A correctly applied and maintained sealant is a more than 80% effective preventive health measure which patients can easily access.

There are numerous benefits to sealant treatments including:

  • Effectively secure the depressions of the teeth from acids.
  • Time-saving and convenient to apply.
  • Teeth protection immediately after application.
  • Long lasting before reapplication is required.
  • An affordable and cost-effective way to help stop cavities.
  • White or transparent in color, so they appear virtually invisible to others.
  • Helpful to both children and adults in the fight against cavities.

How Reign Dental Can Help

Sealants need to be examined for damage at regular dental check-ups. A dentist can renew sealants as necessary. At Reign Dental, we have the experience in crafting beautiful and healthy smiles.

Call us at (253) 927-5501 (Milton Office) or (206) 946-6471 (Shoreline office) to schedule a consultation to know about your sealant treatment requirement today.

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