Application of Dental Sealants
- The dentist will first examine the tooth to be sealed. If there is a minimal amount of tooth decay, it will be carefully removed.
- The tooth will be prepared by thorough cleaning to make sure that there would not be any underlying issue once the sealant is placed, it will be dried afterward.
- Once ready, the dentist will apply an etching gel to roughen the tooth surface slightly. Its purpose is to make the sealant bond well to the tooth. The tooth is once again cleaned, dried, and readied for the placement of the sealant.
- The dental sealant is directly painted to the tooth in a liquid plastic form using a mini syringe or brush.
- It will be left to set or can be hardened using a special curing light
- Finally, the dentist will test the patient’s bite to ensure that it would not affect the patient’s malocclusion.
The best time to have dental sealants is as early as possible. Children can greatly benefit from it; remember, baby teeth are not as resistant as the adult teeth from decay and cavities.
Benefits Of Dental Sealants
- Protect the teeth against dental cavities and decay
- Helps maintain overall oral health
- Keeps off food particles and bacteria from staying on the teeth
- Provides a durable and long-lasting effect
- Enhances the strength and function of the teeth
Post Treatment Care of Sealants
After undergoing a Dental Sealant Treatment, there is no need for any additional or special maintenance. However, it requires the same conscientious dental regimen as the other unsealed teeth.
- Brush the teeth twice a day
- Make flossing a daily habit
- Use fluoridated and non-alcoholic mouthwash
- Use non-abrasive toothpaste when brushing the teeth
- Do not put too much force when brushing and flossing the teeth
- Avoid eating chewy, sticky, and hard foods
Dental Sealants provide an added level of protection to the teeth, but they do not serve as a restoration. Still, the best course of action is to maintain a healthy mouth by practicing proper dental hygiene, care, also scheduling regular dental checkups and cleaning.
Get added protection to your teeth with Dental Sealants in Glendale Heights, IL. Book your appointment with Glenwood Dental Care! Our dental office is located at 1155 N. Main St, Suite A Glendale Heights, IL 60139.