Sealants

What are Sealants?

Sealants are thin protective coatings that are applied to the biting surfaces of the back teeth. They form a barrier between your tooth and any bacteria and plaque in the mouth, and can last for up to three years. Not only can sealants help to prevent cavities, but they can help to prevent deep staining. Sealants are ideal for both pediatric and adult patients who need an extra layer of protection from cavities.

Why are Sealants needed?

You might need sealants because you’re prone to tooth decay and already have a lot of cavities or fillings. For children with poor eating and hygiene habits, sealants can protect the back teeth from future damage and decay. You might even choose to get sealants as a way to protect your teeth and prevent staining. Sealants are completely clear, so no one else will know they’re on your teeth but the dental team.

What Are Sealants
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Who is a good candidate for Sealants?

We can examine your teeth to determine if and when you might need sealants. We often recommend them to children who don’t have the best eating and brushing habits, or to adults who already have quite a lot of fillings on their back teeth. Sealants are only applied to the back teeth, so having them placed is not an excuse to not brush and floss your teeth. It is important that you brush and floss your teeth daily even with sealants in place.

What happen when sealants are placed?

We will start by thoroughly cleaning and drying the teeth where the sealants will be placed. Next, a solution is applied to the teeth which will help the sealants adhere properly to the surface of the teeth. The sealants will be painted onto the teeth, and then will be cured with a light to harden the material, keeping it in place. You will be able to leave the office with the comfort of knowing that your teeth will be better protected from decay.

If you are interested in having sealants done for you or your child, give us a call and we can help schedule you for an appointment.

During The Procedure For Sealants

CORONAVIRUS HEALTH UPDATE

Our dear patients,

We hope that this message reaches you well and in good spirits during this trying time. As this global pandemic continues to run its course, we sincerely hope that you are doing your best to take care of yourself physically and mentally. While we are unable to operate business as usual, we are still here for you in cases of emergency. If you find that you are experiencing dental pain, tooth fracture, uncontrolled oral bleeding, and/or extreme sensitivity, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 404-549-2650. We are available for virtual consults or will get you scheduled to come into the office.

Unfortunately, we will be operating in this limited fashion for an uncertain amount of time and will be sure to notify you once it is safe to continue non-emergency treatment. Here, at Brookhaven Dental Group, we have always practiced CDC and OSHA standards of infection and will continue to operate only under their direction.

In the spirit of a line from a poem that China sent to Italy, “We are all waves from the same sea.” Meaning that no matter where you are or how this pandemic may be affecting you, we’re all in it together. The ebb and flow of life right now is not what we’re used to but staying in place is necessary to get us to our new normal quicker.

Thank you to each one of you for being such a vital part of the reason why BDG just celebrated 2 years of being in practice. We’re here when you need us and look forward to seeing you again soon.

Be well,
Dr. Brown

Brookhaven Dental Group
(O): 404-549-2650
www.brookhavendentalgroup.com

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