Sealants

Sealants are placed on the chewing surface of back teeth to help protect them from decay.

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Why Might My Child Need Sealant?

Thorough brushing and flossing helps remove food and plaque from teeth, but they can’t reach all the way into deep grooves. While fluoride helps prevent decay and helps protect the surfaces of teeth, dental sealants add extra protection for grooved and pitted areas.

What To Expect During A Sealant Procedure

Placing dental sealants is doesn’t require drilling or numbing medications.

  • Tooth preparation – the hygienist will polish the surface of the tooth. Then they will isolate and dry the tooth before etching the surface.
  • Sealant application – the hygienist will apply the dental sealant material to the tooth. A light will be used to bond the sealant to the tooth.
  • Evaluation – finally, the dental hygienist and dentist will evaluate the dental sealant. Once it has hardened you can chew on the tooth again.

What does the COVID-19 vaccine mean for your child’s dental care?

The first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination program is rolling out across the country. As recommended by the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, phase 1a of the program prioritizes healthcare workers, including dental teams. Vaccine administration is being managed at the state level, creating some variation among states, but it is encouraging to see […]

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