Sealants

Family Dentist in Riverdale, MD

Sealants are highly effective in preventing tooth decay and cavities on your molars and premolars. These areas are the most susceptible to cavities due to the anatomized grooves.

Typically, children get sealants on their permanent molars and premolars as soon as these teeth come in. These sealants can protect the teeth through the cavity-prone years of ages 6 to 14. However, adults without decay or fillings in their molars can also benefit from sealants.

The process of applying sealants is easy and fast. The application steps are as follows:

  • We thoroughly clean the teeth
  • The teeth are dried
  • A liquid solution is put on the chewing surfaces of the teeth
  • The solution is cured using a special curing light

Sealants act as a barrier and protect the enamel from plaque and acids. They may last for several years before a reapplication is needed. While the sealant remains intact, the tooth surface will be protected from decay.

Sealants are not a substitute for brushing your teeth. It is important to maintain proper oral hygiene and keep up with professional dental cleanings. Also, sealants do not protect between the teeth, so it is essential to continue to floss daily.

For more information or to request an appointment, contact PG Family Dentistry.

PG Family Dentistry | Dentist in Riverdale

5310 Kenilworth Ave. Riverdale, MD 20737 | (301) 277-1214 | Located across Red Top gas station

Office hours: Mon: 9am-6pm, Tues: 9am-5pm, Weds: 9am-5pm, Thurs: 9am-5pm: Fri: 8am-4pm, Sat: 8am-3pm

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