The Value of Sealants

You might have gotten sealants as a kid without knowing that you did. Sealants are a very thin layer of plastic coating applied on the surfaces of your teeth. The liquid sealant fills in and seals the pits and grooves of the teeth to create a shield over the enamel of each tooth. This “shield-like” effect makes your teeth more resistant to bacteria that cause cavities. Generally, sealants are used on molars since they are more prone to cavities.

Dental sealants are usually recommended when children’s first permanent molars come in which is in the age range between 5 and 7 years old or between 11-14 years old. But dentists offer sealants to teenagers and adults who are disposed to cavities. There was even a study that stated that “sealants are effective in reducing cavities for at least four years after each application.” When brushing your teeth, it’s impossible to get all the food and plaque fully removed from the nooks and crannies of your teeth. Sealants protect the areas that can’t be reached by filling the spaces that can cause tooth decay.

Sealants can last up to 10 years with the right care but need to be checked up for chipping during regular dental check-ups.  It’s possible to get decay underneath your sealants that’s wearing out. However, at Paradise Dental we can diagnose your teeth problems with the help of our high tech machines and experienced doctors on staff! Give us a call at 781-598-3700 or use our contact form for general dentistry or preventative dentistry!

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Forever B.
I couldn't love Paradise Dental more! High tech, new facility with super friendly staff. Cindy is my hygienist and she is just awesome. Also, there hours are perfect for people who work full time! My appointment was at 7pm last night! Who loves their dentist???? This girl
Marc C.
First Class Facility. Modern equipment. Professional service. This is what I have come to expect from Drs' Steve and Helyne and their entire staff.
Candice c.
It's the fanciest dentist I have ever been to. I really like the moisturizing heated hand treatment they offer while you're getting your teeth cleaned. They have lots of other little extras that make this place stand out above the rest. The cleaning and exam were pretty typical, but no complaints. I'm always wary of getting advice to replace fillings when they aren't bothering me, but that didn't happen.
Jeff G.
Great experience as always!!! State of the art office with a friendly and professional staff. I would not trust any other practice with my dental care.
Shelley K.
My first visit consisted of a consultation with Dr, Helyne Hamelburg whom I found to be very calm and relaxing as I am not a fan of any dental procedure. I will be having gum surgery in a few weeks and am actually not fearing the procedure which I have been putting off for years. Office is certainly state of the art which I had never experienced anything like it. Glad she was recommended to me by another Doctor who knew she would be a good fit for me.
John C.
The providers, hygienists, the entire staff are wonderful. I can't recommend them enough. They are efficient, courteous, and the office is inviting. I never thought I would say this about a dental office, but I get relaxed there. You get treated like your the only patient they have.
Jessica O.
Amazing! Accommodating! you can express your fears and they will help you avoid/overcome them! Would recommend them to everyone! oh! and the best part, they have all the state of the art equipment to make the visit fast, painless and less frequent appointments!
Barbara G.
The Dr.'s are professional and are well educated on the newest, cutting edge dental techniques. My whole family benefits from their expertise!
Paul M.
Always a great experience! Everyone is nice and friendly and make the visit very pleasant. They are always very professional and provide superb dental care.

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