What Are Dental Sealants

What are Dental Sealants and How Can They Preserve Your Teeth?

In the following educational dental video, Buffalo dentist  discusses the benefits of dental sealants. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.

What are dental sealants and how can they preserve your teeth? Dedicated sealants dentist in Buffalo, Mark Teach DDS explains in the following video.

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Dental sealant is a plastic coating that is usually placed on the posterior teeth, that is, the teeth in the back of the mouth. Those teeth have deep grooves and fissures, and when the sealant covers those areas of the teeth, it prevents the bacteria from getting in and causing decay. We prefer to seal the teeth as soon as they erupt (grow in), so sealants are often performed around age six, just after the baby teeth start to fall out, and again at age twelve, when the molars erupt.

Sometimes adults may need sealants; as time goes on, these grooves in the teeth start to become sticky, and a dentist can arrest the process of decay by placing a sealant. Our office has placed sealants that last up to 30 years. Regardless of age, though, coating teeth in dental sealants is a beneficial procedure.

Do you think dental sealants are right for your teeth? Contact our pediatric dentist in Buffalo today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcomes the opportunity to put a smile on your face.

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