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What You Need to Know About Sealants

The Regis Court Dental team knows the importance of taking every precaution necessary in order to keep cavities away. That's why we provide our Eau Claire patients with sealants. Sometimes brushing is not enough. Everyone has hard-to-reach spots in their mouth and brushing doesn't always fully clean those difficult places. When that happens, you are at risk of tooth decay. Using sealants on your teeth gives you an extra line of defense against tooth decay.

Dental sealant is a plastic resin that bonds to the deep grooves in your tooth's chewing surface. When sealing a tooth, the grooves of your teeth are filled and the tooth surface becomes smoother — and less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, tooth brushing becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Determining Who Needs Sealants

Sealants are usually applied to children's teeth as a preventative measure during the years of most likely tooth decay. However, adults' teeth can also be sealed. It is more common to seal "permanent" teeth rather than "baby" teeth, but every person has unique needs. Your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

Sealants generally last from 3 to 5 years. However, it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact so if your sealant comes off you must let your dentist know.

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Brenda checked me in ( always with a smile) and Sheila did a great job of xrays, (loved the child's size equipment) cleaning, gentle but thorough. Dr. Lisa found the best solution for a crown that needs repair. Would people believe me if I said " I actually love coming to the dentist?" The staff is amazing.

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