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Protect Your Teeth From Cavities
Dental sealants for all ages.
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A constructed barrier between plaque & your permanent tooth enamel.

Dental Sealants in Southfield, MI

If you’ve ever taken a bite out of soft foods, you’re familiar with it getting stuck in the deep grooves and indents on the surface of your back molars. These food particles can often stick in place for long periods of time, building up bacteria and causing cavities and decay to form. Proactively protect against this pesky problem and assist your children in practicing proper dental hygiene with dental sealants from Southfield Family Dental.

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Protect Your Teeth with Dental Sealants

Dental sealants are ideal for all ages, especially children and teenagers. For young children, brushing properly is often a challenge, but with dental sealants, you can rest easy knowing their teeth are protected from decay and cavities. Additionally, sealants work wonders for adults with more extensive, deeper grooves in their molars. From children to adults, dental sealants keep your teeth healthy with every bite.

In just one visit to Southfield Family Dental, you can arm yourself with an added layer of protection against cavities and tooth decay. After your professional teeth cleaning from one of our hygienists, we’ll apply a soft gel resin on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. The sealant quickly bonds into the depressions and grooves of your teeth under UV light, forming a protective shield over the enamel of each tooth.

Dental Sealant FAQs

How long do dental sealants last?
The lifespan of dental sealants depends on your diet and sticky food consumption. In children, dental sealants can last well into the adult years but can fall off or break over time. During your regularly scheduled dental exam, our hygienists will examine your dental sealant to ensure it’s still fully intact and walk you through how to maintain it in the future.
Are dental sealants safe for children?
Yes! More importantly, the professionals at Southfield Family Dental highly recommend young children receive dental sealants to protect their newly formed adult teeth from decay. Dental sealants, though not a substitute for frequent brushing and flossing, add a second line of defense for children still in the early stages of forming healthy oral hygiene.
Is sealing a tooth better than filling the cavity?
Dental sealants are designed to protect your teeth from cavities but have proven to be a more cost-effective approach to preventing further damage than fillings. Sealants are easier to apply than fillings, but an extensive dental exam will ultimately need to be performed to determine which procedure is best for your circumstances.
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