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Protect Teeth with Dental Sealants in Lincoln Park

woman receiving dental sealantsDental sealants are plastic coatings that typically go on your back teeth (molars) to prevent tooth decay. The purpose of dental sealants is to completely protect molars from plaque and food particles. The sealant is painted on allowing it to mold exactly to the shape of your tooth. Most people who get dental sealants are children or teenagers, as they are at a higher risk of rot than adults are. However, adults get sealants if they don’t have cavities or signs of decay on their molars. In some cases, baby teeth get dental sealants, as they are vital to the health and placement of adult teeth. At Comprehensive Dental, Dr. Samir Rana and the rest of our valued doctors and staff members will be happy to advise you about whether or not sealants are necessary for you and your loved ones. We have a convenient location in Lincoln Park, NJ for your benefit. Patients from Little Falls, NJ and other nearby areas are welcome to contact us today and schedule an appointment!

The Application Process

child getting dental sealantsDental sealants are painless and easy to apply. If you and our team decide sealants are right for you, the application only takes one, simple appointment. First, we’ll clean your teeth completely and dry them along with the surrounding areas. One of our dentists then apply a mild acid solution to your teeth to create a rough surface for the sealant to stick to. The acid solution is washed away and the teeth are dried again. The sealant is then applied to the teeth where it hardens to protect your teeth from debris.

Dental sealants are durable and last up to ten years. It’s important to attend routine check-ups at Comprehensive Dental to ensure the plastic is performing well and your other teeth do not show signs of decay.

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