When it comes to preventing tooth decay, dental sealants prevent harmful bacteria from entering the tooth cavity. People of all ages can benefit from this protective measure at Warminster Dental Arts and Warrington Dental in Hatboro and Warrington, Pennsylvania. Amit Motwani, DMD, specializes in safe and effective dental sealants that prevent tooth decay for years to come. Walk-in appointments are available during business hours. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.
Dental sealants are a tooth-colored plastic resin covering the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface that bond and hardens.
After the sealant hardens, the minuscule slots become smooth and deter plaque from forming. It also makes brushing your teeth more comfortable and is effective in fighting off tooth decay.
Dental sealants offer your teeth protective insurance against cavities and tooth decay. Sometimes brushing and flossing aren’t enough, and you need dental sealants to prevent food substances from creating tooth decay.
While sealants are a more common treatment for children as a preventive measure, adults can also get sealants on healthy teeth. For children, sealing permanent teeth is more common than baby teeth. However, Dr. Motwani customizes treatment for each child and adult.
It’s easy for the surface of children’s teeth to become decayed. The reason is that children’s teeth have more bumps and grooves than adults, making them more susceptible to food substances. Even regular brushing and flossing may not prevent lodged food in the tooth’s grooves.
Some children are cavity-prone and benefit more from dental sealants. Regardless of age, dental sealants are an excellent preventive measure against cavities and tooth decay.
Dental sealants have many benefits for children and adults, including:
Sealants hold up well over time, making them a sound investment in your dental health. The protective coating lasts against chewing and other daily activities.
Dental sealants usually last three to five years. For children who have sealants applied during their childhood, it’s not unusual for them to continue into adulthood. Sealants are easy to apply, usually taking only a few minutes to apply to each tooth.
If you’re worried about tooth decay and want to prevent cavities, dental sealants give you peace of mind. Dr. Motwani at Warminster Dental Arts helps children of all ages and adults fight back with protective dental sealants. Call the office to book an appointment or schedule online today.