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Why Dental Sealants Should Get your Seal of Approval

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Do you want to protect your teeth from cavities? Then it’s time to discover dental sealants. These popular preventative measures can save you the costs and concerns of cavities.

The Prevention and Protection of Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are thin, plastic resins applied to the grooves and fissures of molars to protect these teeth from cavities. They form a protective barrier against the plaque and particles that can get caught in these deep crevices and develop into decay. Dental care specialists often recommend them for children, but also suggest sealants for adults who are highly susceptible to cavities. Sealants have become very popular because they are extremely effective in reducing cavities. In fact, research has shown that sealants provide an 80 percent immediate reduction in cavities and a 60 percent reduction over the four years or more after application. And sealants are also a low-cost preventative measure that can save you the high price of later cavity treatment, which is why they are widely available at affordable dentistry practices.

A Stress-Free and Pain-Free Procedure

The application of dental sealants is surprisingly simple, fast, and comfortable.

The teeth being treated get cleaned and then properly prepared with a special solution. That solution gets rinsed away and the sealant is applied to each tooth, which only takes a matter of minutes. Then, the sealant is hardened with a powerful light to bond it to the tooth. Once set, dental sealants can last for many years. But they can also chip or come off over time, so they must be regularly examined at your dental care check-ups. If they show signs of wear, they can be easily replaced for a very low cost at an affordable dentistry practice.

Factors and Facts to Fathom

While sealants can help people of all ages, they aren’t right for everyone. Sealants cannot be applied to teeth that show signs of decay or already have fillings. And while they are often recommended for children, not every child needs them because some kids are less prone to cavities and others have great dental care habits. Lastly, questions have been raised about a chemical in some sealants called bisphenol A (BPA). The American Dental Association (ADA) has reviewed all evidence and concluded that there is no basis for health concerns from BPA exposure to dental sealants. The ADA is a professional association of dentists focused on the public’s oral health and research into dental care safety. The ADA supports further research into BPA safety, but concurs with government agencies that the low level of potential BPA exposure from dental sealants does not pose any known health risks and that dental sealants are completely safe.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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