Shield Your Smile From Cavities
Certain areas of your mouth, such as your back molars, may be difficult to reach with a toothbrush or floss. As a result, bacteria may flourish on these teeth, putting your mouth at risk for cavities or other oral health issues.
Dr. Landers is proud to offer dental sealants to protect your teeth from cavities. This treatment can help protect the depressions and grooves of your teeth from plaque that normal brushing and flossing can’t reach.
What Are Dental Sealants?
Dental sealants are tooth-colored acrylic coatings painted onto the surface of your teeth. This creates a seal along the deep grooves, acting as a barrier against bacteria. Additionally, sealants can help make it easier to keep hard-to-reach areas clean because they’re already guarded against plaque.
Benefits of Dental Sealants
This treatment comes with several benefits, such as:
- Improved oral hygiene
- Short, non-invasive procedure
- Easy to maintain and clean
- Comfortable fit
- Prevents tooth decay
- Durable and long-lasting
Dental sealants are a safe option for both children and adults in the fight against tooth decay. To learn if you or your child may benefit from dental sealants, call our Boynton Beach office at (561) 736-2122.
The Dental Sealant Procedure
Receiving dental sealants is a quick and non-invasive procedure that can be completed in one visit to our Boynton Beach office. You’ll first have a consultation with Dr. Landers, where he’ll determine if dental sealants are right for you. If approved, they can be placed on the same day.
Dr. Landers will first perform a deep cleaning of the targeted teeth to remove any lingering bacteria. He’ll then dry them off before applying a bonding agent to securely attach the sealant to your tooth.
Finally, Dr. Landers will paint the sealant onto your teeth, making sure to fill in any crevice where bacteria may gather. He’ll use a special light to harden the sealant. After the sealants have hardened, you can leave our Boynton Beach office with a healthy and protected smile!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental sealants hold up well under the force of normal chewing and can last up to 10 years before a reapplication is needed. You can ensure your sealants remain strong for years to come by practicing good oral hygiene. This includes brushing and flossing twice a day along with rinsing between meals.
It’s also important to schedule biannual appointments at our Boynton Beach office for routine cleanings and exams. This can help keep your sealants and oral health in good condition.
Dental sealants can be removed, but typically only in the case of severe damage or wear. Once removed, sealants are replaced with new ones. This is a quick procedure that can be completed in minutes at our Boynton Beach office.
While sealants are traditionally for children and teens, adults can also receive dental sealants to help guard their teeth against cavities. After all, everyone is susceptible to tooth decay. Dental may be an effective alternative to some filling techniques that are better suited for adults. At your initial consultation, Dr. Landers will determine if dental sealants will be an effective treatment for you.
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Landers
Dental sealants are a great way to protect against cavities and tooth decay. No matter how old you are, this treatment may be ideal for you. To schedule an appointment, call our Boynton Beach office at (561) 736-2122. You can also fill out a contact form and a team member will get back to you shortly. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthy and protected smile!