Sealants & Fluoride

There are many procedures that can help prevent cavities and improve your overall oral health, such as fluoride treatments and sealants.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that is used in dentistry to prevent cavities and help repair teeth that are in the early stages of decay. Dentists have been using in-office fluoride treatments for decades to help prevent the formation of cavities in both children and adults.  Our offices offer several different types of fluoride treatments, all of which take only a few minutes to complete with no discomfort to the patient. The application of fluoride can come in either a wet solution, a gel, a foam or a varnish. Typically, it is applied with a cotton swab, or in foam condition it is placed in a tray that is held stable in the mouth for several minutes. After the treatment, you will not be able to rinse your mouth, eat or drink for about 30 minutes in order to allow your teeth to absorb the fluoride. Fluoride is renowned as a safe, inexpensive and minimally invasive treatment to defend your teeth against decay.  

A dental sealant is a material that is applied to the chewing surfaces of your posterior teeth (molars and premolars—located in the back of your mouth). Dental sealants act as a hard physical barrier that prevent germs and food from getting stuck into the crevices of your teeth, resulting in decay. Sealants are commonly used on children to prevent the formation of cavities, however adults who have multiple occurrences of active decay can also benefit from sealants if recommended by their dentist. Sealants are just one preventative measure that your doctor can use to minimize the chances of you getting a cavity or needing more extensive dental work. Sealants are low cost, and can save you time and money in the future by preventing the need for more extensive and costly procedures such as fillings and root canals.

                   


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