5 Facts About Dental Sealants

A blog post on dental sealants? Sounds like a mouthful, right? Well it’s not! Dental sealants are an easy way to protect your teeth. Dental sealants are composite resin coatings that are hardened on the teeth’s surface to act as a barrier between tooth enamel and the bacteria responsible for tooth decay. To learn more about dental sealants, check out these five facts:

Used on Molars

dental sealant on molar

Dental sealants are most often used on the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars, although they may be applied to any tooth in the mouth. They are predominantly used on molars because the chewing surface of a molar is highly texturized with many pits and grooves that bacteria can easily accumulate within. In fact, the chewing surfaces of molars are one of the most common locations for dental cavities since bacteria often get trapped in the various grooves. Dental sealants reduce the risk of tooth decay by basically acting as a protective shield for the tooth, keeping bacteria out.

Easy to Apply

Dental sealants are easy to apply and can be completed in as little as one dental appointment. This is because sealants are made using composite resin, which is a dental material that can completely bond with the enamel when placed under a special curing light. This means that the sealant can be placed, shaped, and hardened during a single appointment. On average it only takes a few minutes to apply a sealant to a tooth.


Besides allowing for an easy application, composite resin also has an aesthetic appearance. This is because it is composed of various materials that resemble the natural color and translucency of teeth. What this means is that you won’t be able to tell the difference between where your tooth ends and the sealant begins. In some cases, dental sealants are even clear.

Highly Effective

Dental sealants are highly effective at preventing tooth decay. The American Dental Association says that the use of dental sealants can reduce the risk of cavities by 80% in the first two years and about 50% in years 2-4. Technically, dental sealants can remain on your teeth for up to 9 years, although that is generally not recommended since they are barely effective at that point.


Sealants have recently come under fire due to the fact that they are made with minute traces of BPA, which has raised some concerns about their safety. Despite this claim, the American Dental Association has devoted hours and hours of research on sealants to ensure they are safe. In fact, their findings suggest that there is more BPA in the air we breathe than in dental sealants. In some cases, there are also BPA-free sealants.

Overall, dental sealants are an easy way to protect your teeth from decay by using a layer of composite resin. This method is effective, aesthetic, and safe. For more information about how sealants can help you, schedule a consultation today.


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Advantages of Digital Dental Impression Technology

Dental impressions have been an essential part of dental procedures for decades, allowing dentists to accurately and precisely create restorations and orthodontic appliances. However, traditional dental impression techniques have their limitations, including inaccuracies, discomfort for the patient, and time-consuming processes. With the advancements in technology, dental impressions can now be taken digitally, improving the accuracy, efficiency, and comfort for the patient. In this blog post, we will discuss digital dental impression technology and its advantages.

older woman looking in the mirror at her new dentures

How to Adapt to Your New Dentures

Adjusting to life with dentures can be a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time wearing them. But you don’t need to worry — with some patience and practice, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your new teeth in no time. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the basics of what it takes to adjust to your dentures so that you can start smiling confidently again. From how long it typically takes for a person’s mouth and gums to get used to their new teeth, learning how diet choices affect how well they fit, as well as finding helpful support from fellow denture-wearers along the way – we cover all of this and more!

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The Ins and Outs of Inlays and Onlays

If you’re like many people, you may not know the differences between inlays and onlays and when each is used. Whether you need one or both of these treatments—or neither at all—will depend upon your specific dental needs. We want to make sure that everyone understands what exactly an inlay or onlay does for their teeth, so here’s everything you need to know about these restorative procedures.

Happy Dentist's Day

Happy Dentist’s Day

Happy National Dentist’s Day! Today is a day to celebrate all the hardworking dentists out there who help us keep our teeth clean and healthy. Whether you love going to the dentist or not, we should all be thankful for the expert care they provide. Dentistry is an important part of health care, and regular dental exams are key to maintaining good oral and overall health. Thanks for reading and celebrating National Dentist’s Day with our dentists!


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