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Seal Out Decay With Dental Sealants

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If you are looking for extra protection from cavities for your child’s teeth or your own, ask our dentist about dental sealants in Kingston, New Hampshire.

What are dental sealants?
Dental sealants are a plastic coating that is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth to help prevent cavities.

Why are dental sealants used?
The molars and premolars have grooves or crevices that can be very difficult to clean, even with proper brushing. Plaque and food particles can become lodged in these grooves, which can cause decay. Dental sealants are placed to block plaque and food particles out of the crevices of the back teeth. This helps prevent tooth decay.

Who is a candidate for dental sealants?
Children typically have dental sealants placed as their molars and premolars grow in. This usually occurs when a child is 11 to 13 years old. However, adults can have dental sealants placed on the chewing surfaces of back teeth that do not have dental fillings or tooth decay. So, if you are an adult with no decay or restorations on your back teeth, you can benefit from sealants.

How are sealants placed?
Before placing dental sealants, Dr. Vera Matshkalyan will thoroughly clean and dry the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. Then the teeth are etched to allow for the sealant to successfully attach to the teeth. The sealant is painted onto the chewing surfaces of the back teeth and allowed to harden.

We invite you to contact Kingston Family Dental at 603-347-1327 today to learn more about sealants and to set up a visit. We are excited to serve you and your smile!