Dental Sealants in Ashton, MD

Dental sealants are a preventative treatment that protect the grooved and pitted surfaces of the teeth from bacteria and an acidic environment. Sealants are made of a clear or shaded plastic and are applied to the teeth to help keep them cavity-free. Dental sealants are most commonly applied to the chewing surfaces of back molars where most cavities are found.

Sealant application is a quick, simple, and comfortable process. First, the tooth is cleaned, conditioned, and dried. The sealant material is then applied to the pits and grooves of the tooth and hardened by a special light. You will be able to eat right after the appointment. Your dentist will check the sealants during future dental visits and recommend re-application or repair when necessary.

Should I Continue to Brush and Floss After Dental Sealant Application?

Absolutely! Sealants only provide one layer of protection. The best way to protect your teeth is to practice good dental hygiene at home. Continue a regular dental health routine of brushing, flossing, and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash. Schedule dental cleanings every six months, enjoy healthy snacks, and eat a balanced, nutritious diet.

Questions About Dental Sealants? Contact Us Today!

If you have more questions about the benefits of dental sealants and would like to schedule an appointment, contact Ashton Family Dentistry and Orthodontics today!