sealants

Dental sealants are one of the most effective ways of reducing your risk of developing dental conditions such as decay or infection. William Maras DDS can help keep your teeth healthy and caries-free with our dental sealants in Palm Beach Gardens.

What are Dental Sealants?

Dental sealants are plastic resins that bond and harden in the deep grooves on your tooth’s surface. When a tooth is sealed, the tiny grooves become smooth and are less likely to harbor plaque. With sealants, brushing your teeth becomes easier and more effective against tooth decay.

Why Are Sealants Necessary?

Sometimes brushing is not enough, especially when it comes to those hard-to-reach spots in your mouth. It is difficult for your toothbrush to get in-between the small cracks and grooves on your teeth. If left alone, those tiny areas can develop tooth decay. Sealants give your teeth extra protection against decay and help prevent cavities.

Who Needs Sealants?

Sealants are typically applied to children’s teeth as a preventive measure against tooth decay after the permanent teeth have erupted. However, adults can also receive sealants on healthy teeth. It is more common to seal “permanent” teeth rather than “baby” teeth, but every patient has unique needs, and your dentist will recommend sealants on a case-by-case basis.

How Long Do Sealants Last?

Sealants last from three to five years, but it is fairly common to see adults with sealants still intact from their childhood. A dental sealant only provides protection when it is fully intact, so if your sealants come off, let your dentist know, and schedule an appointment for your teeth to be re-sealed.

Benefits of Sealants

  • Save money on future dental visits

  • Protect your teeth from decay

  • Fast and cost-effective

Want to Protect Your Teeth with Sealants in Palm Beach Gardens, FL?

We got your teeth covered, literally! At William Maras DDS, we offer dental sealants to keep your teeth healthy for years to come. If you are looking for a family dental team in Jupiter that can provide sealants, call us today!

If you would like to learn more about sealants, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.