Dental Sealants in Mansfield
Preventative Care for Kids & Adults
A report from the US Surgeon General indicates that sealants can help prevent as much as 70% of tooth decay. At Orchard Family Dental, we are committed to helping our patients in Mansfield, TX to reduce and prevent tooth decay. We offer a range of services to improve and preserve your oral health, including routine dental care and sealants.
The Importance of Sealants
Reducing tooth decay improves overall oral health, prevents painful cavities, and reduces the need for dental treatments. While dentists typically recommend sealants for children when their adult teeth erupt, this procedure is not limited to children. Adults can benefit from this procedure, as tooth decay is a problem for adults and children alike.
Sealants help to:
- Protect teeth from decay
- Create a barrier to plaque and acid
- Protects vulnerable areas of the teeth from bacteria
- Provide a layer of protection in the deeper grooves of the teeth, which are hard to keep clean
The sealant is a thin layer of resin that is placed over the grooves of the teeth, filling the groove. This keeps out bacteria and makes it easier to care for your teeth. Our Mansfield dentistry practice offers a three year warranty on sealants applied in our dental office.
A Simple Procedure
This procedure is one of the easiest performed in our dental office. Having sealants applied to your teeth is painless, so you won’t even need to have your teeth numbed. The treatment is usually done following a dental cleaning to ensure that the teeth are clean before the sealant is applied. A liquid called Etch is applied to the grooves of the teeth, where it sits and creates a surface area where the sealant will be placed. This helps improve the ability of the sealant to adhere to the surface of the tooth.
The Etch is rinsed off and the sealant is applied to the tooth. A blue light is used to solidify the sealant and hold it in place. The entire procedure only takes a few minutes and protects your teeth for a few years. Be sure to ask your Mansfield dentist about the benefits of this procedure at your next visit to our office.
Ask about sealants at your next appointment in Mansfield, TX. Call our office today at (817) 631-2444.