Do You Have Questions About Dental Sealants? Here Are Your Answers

September 20, 2017 4:02 am

Our dentists, Drs. Wagner and Langston, encourage dental sealants for people who wish to maintain strong and healthy teeth. Generally, dental sealants are made to help children, but adults can also benefit from them if they have filling-free and healthy teeth. If you have questions about dental sealants in Jonesboro, Arkansas, our dental team is more than happy to help you by answering commonly asked questions.

What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin, plastic shells that cover the entire surfaces of your teeth and protect them from harmful oral bacteria. They are tough to see and feel, and they can last for many years.

What can dental sealants do for me?

Dental sealants can keep your chompers in top-notch condition by protecting them from harmful oral bacteria that threaten to create dental issues. They can keep hard-to-clean teeth in top-top shape for many years and they can help you prevent cavities.

What is the process of placing a dental sealant?

The process begins with your dentist deeply cleaning your tooth. Then, they will dab it dry and will place an absorbent material around it to keep the tooth dry. Next, they will place an acidic solution on the tooth to roughen its surface. This will help the sealant bond to the tooth. Finally, they will paint the sealant plastic over the tooth and will harden it with a special light. Your dentist will use these same steps for each tooth that needs a sealant.

To learn more about dental sealants and to see if they are the right treatment for you, please reach out to our dental team at Wagner & Langston Family Dentistry. All you need to do is dial 870-201-8863 and we will be more than happy to help you.

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