LA Family Dentistry

Dental Sealants

Dental Sealants IN HIALEAH, FL

Dental sealants are a preventive dental treatment that can help protect teeth from cavities and decay. At our dental office in Hialeah, FL, we offer dental sealants as part of our comprehensive range of preventive dental services.

Dental sealants are a thin, plastic coating that is applied to the chewing surfaces of the back teeth, where tooth decay is most common. The sealant forms a protective barrier over the tooth enamel, preventing food particles and bacteria from settling into the crevices and causing decay.

The application process

The application of dental sealants is a quick and painless process that can be completed in just one visit. Our dental professionals will clean and dry the teeth to be sealed, and then apply the sealant material to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The sealant is then hardened with a special light to bond it to the tooth enamel.

Dental sealants are most commonly applied to the molars and premolars, which have deep grooves and fissures that are difficult to clean with brushing and flossing alone. Sealants can last for several years with proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups and can be reapplied as needed to maintain optimal protection against tooth decay.

Dental sealants are a safe and effective preventive dental treatment for both children and adults. They are especially beneficial for children, whose developing teeth are particularly susceptible to cavities and decay. Sealants can be applied as soon as a child’s permanent molars and premolars have erupted, usually between the ages of 6 and 14.

At LA Family Dentistry, we are committed to helping our patients maintain optimal oral health through preventive dental care. We offer dental sealants as part of our comprehensive range of preventive dental services, along with dental cleanings, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene instructions. If you are concerned about your risk of developing tooth decay or are interested in dental sealants, schedule an appointment with us today.