Dental Sealants for Children and Adults in Van Wert, OH
Westwood Family Dental Prevents Cavities with Dental Sealants
At Westwood Family Dental, we can help prevent cavities in children with dental sealants. Dental sealants can also be used to protect adult teeth, too. At our Van Wert, OH office, we can ensure tooth health with dental sealants.
Many people have deep pits and grooves in their teeth where bacteria and food particles can hide and cause decay. Children and adults with poor brushing habits may also develop decay on hard-to-reach molars. For situations like these, Westwood Family Dental offers dental sealants as a means of protecting molar and premolar chewing surfaces from decay. Recognized by the American Dental Association as a key means of cavity prevention, dental sealants are simply a thin plastic film that can be applied to teeth.
Our gentle professionals at Westwood Family Dental identify and fill any spots of decay, then prepare your teeth with a cleaning and etching solution. After about 15 seconds, we thoroughly rinse the solution, dry the surface, coat your teeth with the sealant, and harden it with a curing light. At our Van Wert, OH office, we generally perform the entire procedure in 10 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of teeth getting dental sealants. It’s fast, easy, and comfortable.
Dental sealants create an impenetrable physical barrier for small food particles and cavity-causing bacteria, making them highly effective in preventing tooth surface decay and the resulting cavities. Dental sealants can last up to ten years. And dental sealants are a valuable preventive measure that will help reduce future dental costs and more aggressive treatments.