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The advantages of using dental sealants for the smile

If you are concerned about cavities or periodontal disease that may negatively impact your smile, it is always a smart idea to talk to your dental team at Bayshore Dental Center to discuss preventative care. Dr. Omari Sheehy of Seffner, Florida, may recommend the placement of dental sealants. This is a step in the right direction when it comes to the protection of natural teeth.

What are dental sealants?

Dr. Omari Sheehy and his team at Bayshore Dental Center describe dental sealants as thin coatings of protective white coverings applied to the chewing surface of your back teeth. They are commonly used by dentists to protect teeth from decay.

How do dental sealants protect the teeth?

Dental sealants work by sealing off small crevices and pits in your back molars, where food particles can become lodged and lead to decay. Sealants also help prevent bacteria and acids from periodontal disease from penetrating these vulnerable areas.

What can I expect when I get my dental sealants?

Sealants are typically applied very quickly during a dental visit, and once they’ve set, they form a seamless barrier against tooth decay. Your doctor will let you know when your dental sealant is fully bonded and able to protect against cavities.

What are the benefits of dental sealants?

  • Reduced risk of cavities
  • Protection against periodontal disease
  • A wise investment in protecting the smile long-term
  • Affordable treatments
  • Often covered by dental insurance plans

When you speak to our team about your dental health needs, remember to ask about the advantages of dental sealants and whether or not you are a proper candidate for them. Many patients are surprised to learn that dental sealants are readily available for both children and adults.

Learn more about the advantages of using dental sealants to protect your smile

Dental sealants aren’t just for children anymore! Adults can also benefit from this protective layer on their most vulnerable teeth. If you are interested in learning more about your preventative care options, call the team at Bayshore Dental Center to discuss dental sealants. The office is located in Seffner, FL, at 810 West Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Suite #2900, and can be reached by calling (813) 330-2006.

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