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Anti Cavity Sealants

The Anti Cavity Treatment That Will Save You Money

Fact: Anti Cavity Sealants Are Cheaper Than Fillings

Economical, practical and noninvasive way to repel plaque

  • Armor for your weak spot: As many as 80% of cavities form in the grooves of your teeth!
  • Seal and protect areas that are too small even for your toothbrush to reach.
  • Visit our Apex dentist office and ask if anti cavity sealants are right for you
  • New patients receive a free cleaning and check up. This is a great time to discuss sealants and develop a plan for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
  • Another line of defense against cavities

    Anti-Cavity Sealants are a nontoxic, resin coating that is placed on the chewing surface of the back teeth to seal out any germs and food that would cause tooth decay. These sealants serve as a barrier to cavity-causing plaque, and they are painless, safe, efficient, easy-to-apply, long-lasting and very cost effective.

    Dental sealants are commonly recommended for children, especially since children tend to have a hard time properly cleaning those back surfaces of their teeth. However, adults can also benefit greatly from sealants. Our adult guests in the Raleigh area are increasingly taking advantage of these benefits by having anti-cavity sealant treatments.

    Dental Sealants for Adults

    Indications for adults to consider anti-cavity sealants

    Almost any adult could benefit from a sealant treatment, but if any of the following indications are present, we would encourage you to seriously consider sealants for your molars and pre-molars:

    • One or more cavity in the past year
    • Extensive history of cavities
    • Deep grooves on tooth biting surface
    • Diet high in sugar and refined carbohydrates
    • Decreased or insufficient salivary flow, dry mouth
    • Infrequent dental visits

    We know that 95% percent of all adults will eventually have at least one cavity in the pits and grooves of their molars during adulthood, but dental sealants serve as an effective way to prevent such cavities. Dental sealants last about 15 years, so during that time you can rest assured that your molars will be well-defended against cavities.

    Recommended for Active Lifestyles

    For those with a globe-trotting lifestyle, frequent dental visits are not always possible; that’s why the US Navy often recommends dental sealants for U.S Navy Personnel. For many of us who reside in Apex, Cary, Holly Springs, and greater Raleigh, who must travel for work – dental sealants can be a great choice to keep teeth healthy when constantly on-the-go or away from home for extended trips.

    The Sealant Procedure

    Here’s how dental sealants are quickly and easily applied

    The tooth’s surface is cleaned and brushed, then an “etching” material is placed on the tooth’s surface for about 10 seconds to kill any bacteria and to slightly roughen the surface so the sealant will adhere. Then, after drying, the sealant material is applied and cured to a hard finish. As the sealant is curing, microscopic “fingers” of sealant material are filling the pits and fissures in the chewing surface of the molar — effectively blocking any food or germs from entering in the future.

    Finally your sealant will be checked to make sure it is properly placed. The only difference you will notice is that the chewing surface of your molar may feel a little smoother. This will not affect your ability to chew or bite.