Dental Sealants in Holmdel, NJ

What Are They?

Dental sealants are thin layers of plastic that are applied to the back molars. After a professional cleaning, the liquid plastic is painted onto the dental enamel so that it can seep into the various nooks and crannies of the tooth. After several minutes, it hardens. The plastic then forms a durable sealant that prevents plaque from reaching the tooth and eating through the enamel, thereby helping to prevent cavities.

How Long Do They Last?

Because of modern technology, dental sealants can last for up to ten years. This means wearers can worry less about developing cavities, and parents of young children don’t need to be anxious about them not brushing their teeth properly for the first few years of solo oral hygiene.

Who Should Get Them?

At Dipika T Shah, DDS, LLC., we highly recommend that patients between the ages of 6 and 14 receive dental sealants. These are the ages when children are the most susceptible to cavities because of high-sugar diets and poor oral hygiene habits like brushing the teeth on a regular basis. However, we also offer dental sealants to adult patients who struggle to keep their mouths free of cavities.

How to Receive Treatment

If you are interested in dental sealants for yourself or a loved one, set up an appointment for an exam and cleaning today at our Holmdel, NJ office. Sealants only take a couple of minutes to apply and can last for a decade, making them an excellent investment for you or your child.

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