Dental Sealants in Bellevue, WA

Protect Your Smile

Brushing, flossing, and keeping up with routine cleanings and exams are all great preventive measures to encourage healthy teeth and gums. If you have wondered what else you can do to encourage a healthy smile, dental sealants act as a protective coating to prevent food or bacteria from settling on your teeth. To learn more about dental sealants or schedule your visit, please get in touch with our office.

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What are dental sealants?

Dental sealants are thin coatings painted on the chewing surface of the teeth, typically the back molars, to prevent tooth decay. While dental sealants have been shown to reduce the risk of decay by 80%, they are not a substitute for brushing and flossing! Both dental sealants for adults and children are beneficial in encouraging a healthy smile.

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How long do sealants last on teeth?

The sealants process is often a quick and simple procedure and can remain on teeth for several years. Though dental sealants for adults or children last several years, they may need to be replaced. Over time, dental sealants are prone to loosening or being worn away. Our team will check your sealants each time you schedule a visit to ensure your sealants are in good condition and fully protecting your teeth.

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Are sealants worth the money?

While dental sealants for adults are available, the earlier you get sealants, the better. Sealants help protect the chewing surfaces of teeth where grooves tend to hide bacteria and leftover food. Sealing these teeth reduces the chances of decay developing or further damage from decay to the tooth occurring. The dental sealants cost is often more affordable than restorative treatment and can help you keep dental visits minimum.

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