Dental Sealants in

Dental sealants are plastic coatings that are painted over the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. This special dental coating establishes a protective barrier to prevent the teeth from trapping harmful bacteria and plaque and also makes them easier to clean.

The molars and premolars are particularly vulnerable to deterioration and decay due to their anatomical structure. The grooves and depressions on the chewing surfaces can trap bacteria, and it can be hard for the bristles of your toothbrush to clean it all out. Sealants are most commonly used for children, as their back teeth are more susceptible to trapping bacteria, but they can also be effective for adults who are at a high risk of decay.

The process for applying sealants is painless, quick and can usually be completed during a regular dental checkup. The first step involves thoroughly cleaning the tooth that will be sealed. It is critical that no bacteria, decay or food materials are left, so they do not become trapped underneath the sealants. Next, the outer surfaces of the tooth must be slightly roughened with an etching gel. This allows the sealant coating to bond more easily.

After the tooth is allowed to dry, the sealant will be carefully applied. A special light may be used to accelerate the bonding process, and after checking your bite, you can resume speaking and eating as you would normally.

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The staff at Highland Oaks Family Dentistry are so friendly and helpful. I've had some extensive work done there and they've treated me so gently. I like having a dentist that cares about me!

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-I was Recommended by a long time friend that works there (Selena) as she knew I was struggling to find dental care that was affordable but I also have a fear of getting work done. The facility is extremely clean and the staff was super nice. I have difficult work that needed to be completed and they were so patient with me it made me feel very comfortable. Highland Oaks will be my preferred Dentistry from now on!

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