PROTECTIVE, PREVENTIVE

Dental Sealants

Grandville MI

EXTRA PROTECTION

PREVENT DECAY

SEALS TEETH

Dental Sealants From Klein Dentistry Prevent Tooth Decay

It can be difficult for your toothbrush to get in-between the small cracks and grooves of your teeth every single time. Sealants can give your teeth extra protection against decay by filling in those hard to reach places and helping to prevent cavities.

At Klein Dentistry in Grandville, Michigan, we look forward to assisting you with all aspects of preventive care – from sealants and fluoride treatments to professional cleanings and thorough dental exams. Call our office today to learn more about the sealant process and all your preventative care needs.

Dental Sealants for a Happy, Healthy Smile from Klein Dental of Granville, MI 49418
Dental Sealants from Klein Dental Protect Your Smile - Grandville, MI 49418

The Importance Of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are another important tool to prevent tooth decay. Teeth naturally have many small grooves and pits on them, much like the tread on a new car tire, and many of these pits and grooves are smaller than a toothbrush bristle.

Although thorough brushing and flossing can remove food particles and plaque from smooth surfaces of teeth, they can’t always get into all the small pits and grooves of the back teeth. When food debris gets packed into these s and can’t be removed, tooth decay can develop quickly. In fact, the chewing surface of the back teeth is the most common place for children to get cavities.

To prevent decay in these teeth, a dental sealant can be applied to these vulnerable areas to prevent food debris from becoming packed into the tiny grooves and pits, essentially “sealing out” plaque and debris.

Who Should Get Sealants For Their Teeth?

Children and teenagers are most often given sealants because of the likelihood of developing decay in the depressions and grooves of the premolars and molars. The sealants on their permanent molars and premolars are typically placed as soon as these teeth come in. When this is done, the sealants can then protect the teeth through the years of ages six to 14, when teeth are most cavity prone.

What about adults? Regardless of age, everyone is vulnerable to tooth decay, and sealants can decrease this happening in anyone who chooses to receive them. They’re a great form of preventative maintenance to help prevent costly dental procedures down the road.

Understanding The Dental Sealant Process

In order to place a dental sealant, the tooth must first be cleaned thoroughly and kept dry through the entire process. Once the tooth is clean and dry, a mild etching solution is placed on the enamel to make it microscopically “rough”, then rinsed off.

Next, a white flowable resin is placed on the tooth and spread through all the pits and grooves. Finally the resin is hardened with a bright blue light for about 20 seconds. This procedure takes about 3-4 minutes per tooth and does not require numbing.

Because sealants only chemically stick to the teeth and are very thin, they occasionally can be pulled out by sticky candy or broken by hard foods. Because of this, sealants may sometimes have to be replaced if they’re lost.

How Long Do Sealants Last?

Sealants have the potential to protect teeth from decay for up to 10 years, but they need to be checked at regular dental check-ups for chipping or wear and tear.

Dr. Klein can easily replace sealants as necessary.

Friendly, Gentle Dental Sealants from the Team at Klein Dental in Grandville, MI 49418

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

At Klein Dentistry, you’ll receive friendly, gentle, and thorough care with each dental sealant placed to make your mouth not only protected from plaque and debris, but healthy inside and out.

Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418
Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

At Klein Dentistry, you’ll receive friendly, gentle, and thorough care with each dental sealant placed to make your mouth not only protected from plaque and debris, but healthy inside and out.

Pierre Fauchard Academy Dentist in Grandville MI - KleinDentistry.com