Miamisburg Dental Sealants
If you or your child are prone to cavities, dental sealants are a great way to ensure that your teeth remain healthy and free of decay. Dr. Almoney and Dr. Brown of Miamisburg Family Dental offer this completely non-invasive treatment to keep our patients happy and healthy. Ask about dental sealants during your next appointment to get this extra layer of protection for your teeth!
Understanding Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are a preventive treatment used to create a shield to protect your rear teeth and prevent direct contact with oral bacteria, acid, and food particles. Treatment consists of a thin plastic layer that is applied directly to your rear molars, which are often the most prone to cavities. Tooth decay is caused by the buildup of oral acid, which is the byproduct of bacteria consuming sugars and food in the mouth. By preventing this acid from contacting your teeth, you can prevent cavities from forming altogether and avoid the need for dental fillings.
The Dental Sealant Treatment Process
First, your mouth will need to be cleaned to ensure that sealants can be applied properly. For this reason, dental sealants are typically applied after a standard six-month oral exam and cleaning at Miamisburg Family Dental. Once your mouth is clean, Dr. Almoney or Dr. Brown will apply a liquid dental resin to your rear molars. This layer of resin quickly hardens into an impenetrable plastic barrier when a UV light is applied. Next, we’ll check the resin layer to make sure it has been applied properly, and the procedure is complete!
The Benefits Of Dental Sealants
Appropriate for all ages – Dental sealants are most commonly recommended for children and teenagers. However, patients of all ages can have sealants placed if they would like to take preventive steps to keep cavities from forming.
Inexpensive – Dental sealants are covered by most insurance plans, and they are very affordable even if you do have to pay out of pocket.
Lasts up to 10 years or longer – With proper placement and care, sealants can easily last over a decade and they’ll protect your teeth from decay as long as they are in place.
Completely non-invasive – Dental sealants do not require any needles, numbing, or drilling. The process is completely non-invasive, and you don’t have to worry about any pain or discomfort.
Contact Us Now To Schedule Your Consultation In Miamisburg
Dental sealants are an ideal way to keep your child’s teeth healthy or prevent cavities from forming in your own mouth. If you’re interested in learning more about dental sealants in Miamisburg, contact us today for an appointment. You can give us a call at (937) 866-5501, or stop by our office at 306 E Linden Ave, Miamisburg, OH 45342 to schedule your consultation in person.