Dental sealants are simple treatments that guard against decay and cavities. Sealants are thin, pliable plastic materials that can be applied to the tops of the back teeth (premolars and molars). After they are positioned, dental sealants block out tartar, plaque, bacteria, and food particles to protect from many problems, such as cavities. Sealants can last many years with proper care, including a regular home oral hygiene routine. Dental sealants not only improve your oral hygiene and prevent cavities, but they can also save you money in the long run. Talk to experienced dentist Dr. Sangiv I. Patel at his private practice, Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA, during your dental exam at our Melbourne, FL office to decide if sealants are a good choice for you or your child.
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Best Candidates for Dental Sealants
Good candidates for dental sealants are people prone to cavities or oral diseases. Most often, sealants are recommended for younger children and teens who may have a more difficult time maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine. The application of dental sealants is a fast, simple treatment that generally requires no anesthesia or sedation, which makes it an easy procedure for all ages.
What to Expect
At your consultation, Dr. Patel will first need to assess your teeth to determine if sealants are right for you. Prior to the actual application, your teeth will be cleaned and polished to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria. Then Dr. Patel will brush on the sealant and set it with a special light. After the application, Dr. Patel will ensure that the sealant is in the correct position.
Following the treatment, you will be able to return to your regular daily activities. It is important that you follow a regular home oral care routine, including brushing twice every day along with mouthwash and flossing. You should also avoid putting pressure on your teeth or eating sticky foods. With good care, sealants can last for years. During your dental exam at our Melbourne, FL practice, Dr. Patel will determine if your dental sealants need to be reapplied.
Sealants are a preventive procedure so most dental insurance companies cover some of the cost for children. Coverage will vary, especially in older patients, so we will determine your coverage by calling your insurance and then calculating your out-of-pocket expenses. Sangiv I. Patel, D.D.S., PA accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing if needed.
You or your child may be one of the many people who could benefit from dental sealants to protect the teeth. Dental sealants are a great option to prevent future dental procedures, like cavity fillings. A relatively easy and quick procedure, sealants can help you and your family experience better dental visits and improved oral health. If you would like to learn more about dental sealants, contact our Melbourne, FL office to book a consultation with Dr. Patel.