Family Dental Group
4021 Miller Road, Flint, MI 48507

Seal Up Cavity Protection with Dental Sealants

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Protect your family from the pain and problem of cavities by getting them dental sealants. This proven and popular treatment that’s recommended by family dentists everywhere can keep your child’s smile healthy.

The Security of Sealants

Dental sealants are proven to provide outstanding protection from the damage of tooth decay. They are thin, plastic coatings applied to the crevices of the molars to prevent cavities from forming. Sealants are usually applied to the molars because this area tends to trap food and plaque that can develop into decay. This makes their molars susceptible to cavities early on. That’s why family dentistry specialists say that sealants are an important treatment to get for both your child’s baby teeth and permanent teeth. Dental sealants will not affect the look or feel of the teeth.

The Best Time to Get Sealants

Because sealants are very effective preventive tools, experts in family dentistry recommend that children get dental sealants as soon as their molars emerge to avoid any risk of decay. Expect your child’s first set of molars to appear around the age of six. Their second set of molars should emerge between ages 11 and 14. Your pediatric dentist in Flint will advise you on both whether and when sealants could benefit your child. While dental sealants are most frequently prescribed for young children, some teens and adults without signs of tooth decay may also get sealants for dental protection.

The Process for Applying Sealants

Getting dental sealants is a quick and painless process. Plus, sealants do not affect the surrounding tooth structure. They just protect teeth from decay. To place the sealants, your pediatric dentist in Flint applies a mild solution to the teeth to ensure that the sealants bond properly. Then, this solution is rinsed away and a special sealant material is brushed onto the teeth and hardened with a powerful light. At this point, the sealant is set and should last for several years. But sealants can crack or come off with time, so they need to be continually checked to make sure they’re still intact. Your dentist will examine your dental sealants during your regular dental check-ups and will replace them if necessary.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Flint, call Family Dental Group today at (810) 515-8952 or make an appointment.

Family Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Flint. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Family Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Family Dental Group.

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