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505 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 100, Longwood, FL 32779

5 Expert Answers to Questions about Dental Sealants

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Kids run a very high risk of cavities. But you can protect their tiny teeth by getting them dental sealants. Get answers to all of your questions about this proven treatment.

  1. What exactly are dental sealants?
    Dental sealants are thin, plastic coatings that are applied on the chewing surfaces of a child’s permanent molars and premolars to help protect them from cavities. Their proven decay protection has made them a very popular procedure in family dentistry practices.
  2. How do dental sealants protect a child from cavities?
    See, the chewing surfaces of molars and premolars have narrow grooves that tend to trap tooth decay and are difficult to clean with a toothbrush. But by having a pediatric dentist in Longwood apply dental sealants over these grooves, a barrier is created keep tooth decay out.
  3. How old must a child be to get dental sealants?
    According to family dentistry experts, a child can get their first tooth sealants as soon as a molar or premolar erupts, which can occur as early as six and continue until around 13. But since every child is different, your pediatric dentist in Longwood will let you know when your child can get dental sealants.
  4. Can adults get dental sealants?
    Yes, but these tooth sealants are much more common for children. In some cases, however, dental sealants are used on adults who are at a high risk for cavities and lack prior fillings for protection.
  5. How long do dental sealants last?
    Family dentistry studies show that tooth sealants can stay strong and effective for many years. If they start to wear over time, your pediatric dentist in Longwood can simply reapply them.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Longwood, call Advanced Dental Care of Longwood today at (321) 594-2628 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Longwood. With 20 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Longwood, 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 Advanced Dental Care of Longwood.

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