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Dental Sealants in Westchester

Dental Sealants Can Be An Effective Preventative Care Measure No Matter What Your Age
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At Chappaqua Dentistry, we’re proud to provide our patients with high-quality preventive dental care. Ensuring that your teeth remain healthy and beautiful for many years to come, our preventive services will help to protect your mouth from decay and dental damage that can occur at any time throughout your life.

Although following a regular oral hygiene routine is essential, sometimes extra care is needed; which is where our dental practice can help. Offering an individualized treatment plan, you will receive the care and aftercare that you need. 

Dental Sealants

You might be wondering, what are dental sealants? A dental sealant is a thin, non-toxic plastic coating which is ‘painted’ on teeth in order to prevent tooth decay. Usually applied on the premolars and molars, decay is caused by bacteria and trapped food. Adding a layer of protection to the enamel of the teeth, the sealant will bond into the grooves.

Who Are Dental Sealants Suitable For?

Although dental sealants might seem more appropriate for adults, dental sealants can be an effective preventative care measure no matter what your age. Because of the likelihood of developing dental decay in the grooves of the molars and premolars, children and adolescents are also candidates for dental sealants. 

As soon as their permanent premolars and molars come in, dental sealants can be an appropriate preventative care method for children. Helping to protect their teeth throughout the stages in which their teeth are more prone to cavities, it should be done alongside maintaining a healthy diet and a good oral hygiene routine. If your child requires dental sealants, our dentists will recommend this upon your routine appointment with us.

The Benefits of Dental Sealants

Helping to protect your teeth, dental sealants are an effective form of preventive dentistry that can last for many years – when the procedure is undertaken by an experienced professional here at our dental practice. Providing a protective barrier between the tooth and harmful bacteria, it will help to keep your teeth safer for longer. Preserving the tooth from substances that can’t be removed with flossing and brushing, it’s an easy form of safeguarding the teeth.

Sealing the surface of the tooth with a thin layer, the dental sealant resin that we use will seep into every nook and cranny. Giving you the peace of mind that you need, you can continue to eat delicious food, and with an excellent home-care regimen, you won’t have to worry about tooth decay.

What You Can Expect From The Dental Sealant Procedure

The process of applying dental sealants is straightforward and quick. But before you have the treatment, we recommend that you come in for a professional dental cleaning. In order to achieve the best results with dental sealants, it’s crucial that your teeth are plaque-free. Once your teeth are clean and dry, we will begin the process.

  1. We will start by placing an acidic solution on the surface of the teeth. This solution helps to bond the sealant to the teeth. Roughening up the surface, we will then use a state-of-the-art ultraviolet light in order to activate the resin.
  2. We then rinse and dry the teeth before painting the sealant onto each enamel.
  3. Following the procedure, you will be able to drink and eat as you did previously. With no recovery time needed, you can rest assured that your teeth will be protected from any potential damage that could occur. 

Recommended Aftercare

In order for dental sealants to last for years, it’s vital that you care for your teeth correctly. After a few years, the coating will need to be reapplied, although this will depend on the individual circumstance.

At Chappaqua Dentistry, we recommend that patients that have had dental sealants, should visit us at least two times a year. Throughout these appointments, we can carry out dental cleanings and dental exams to ensure that your teeth are healthy. 

Why Choose Us?

If you’re looking for a professional and experienced dentist, look no further than Chappaqua Dentistry. Carrying out services to the highest of standards, we are among the best in our industry. Providing you with a custom treatment, we focus on giving each of our patients the comfort and support that they need. 

A local, family-oriented practice, we’re proud of the services that we provide each of our patients. Specializing in creating and maintaining Hollywood-looking smiles, we have two of the best, experienced prosthodontists. Led by Dr Steven A. Brisman and Dr Barry M. Goldstein, they have the expertise to bring leading dental practices to the Chappaqua Dentistry – so that you always receive only the most exceptional dental care, no matter what the procedure.

Each member of our dental team is approachable and friendly, to ensure that you only receive the best possible care when you are at our Westchester practice. Offering a level of compassion unlike any other, we want our patients to know that they can contact us whenever they want if they have any concerns or questions regarding the procedures. 

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Do you want to find out more about dental sealants in Westchester? Then please don’t hesitate to call us today!

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