in Westerville, OH
Our teeth are often subjected to substances that can damage them. Sugary, acidic, or sticky food and beverages are more than capable of causing plaque to form. A regular and effective oral care routine goes a long way towards preventing plaque buildup and the cavities that result. However, there’s more that you can do to safeguard your teeth and avoid costly dental work. At Abidin & Cao DDS, we offer dental sealants that can act as a barrier against cavities. Call us today to schedule an appointment!Make Appointment
Dental Sealants FAQs
Sealants are essentially a plastic coating that’s applied to the surfaces of your teeth. While it’s possible to apply them to every tooth, it normally makes the most sense to focus on the back teeth that are harder to reach with a brush. The procedure begins with a thorough tooth cleaning before the sealant is painted onto each individual tooth. The sealant quickly hardens to offer long-term protection to those teeth.
Dental sealants make the fight against tooth decay easy. As a form of preventive care, they’re one of the most reliable ways to maintain your oral health. They don’t replace the need to brush and floss but there’s a lot they can do for you. Some of the benefits of the dental sealant procedure include:
- Painless procedure. No anesthetic needed!
- They last for several years.
- Provide protection in areas that are hard for brushes to reach.
- Very affordable
- Saves you from potentially needing expensive restorative procedures.
The lifespan of dental sealants can partly depend on your eating and oral care habits, but for most patients, they can easily last for up to 10 years or longer. Over time, they slowly wear away, but with regular checkups your dentist will be able to keep an eye on them to make sure they’re holding up well. Reapplying sealants is just as simple and no more expensive, so maintenance is never a hassle.